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npm package.json errors #24

zefhemel opened this Issue Feb 27, 2011 · 0 comments

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I'm using node 0.4.1 with npm 0.3.9. When I try to install sqlite via npm I get the following error:

$ npm install sqlite
npm info it worked if it ends with ok
npm info using npm@0.3.9
npm info using node@v0.4.1
npm info fetch
npm info calculating sha1 /var/folders/Es/EsMnDChmE+qahsDMbT+IMk+++TI/-Tmp-/npm-1298838692411/1298838692411-0.7790314091835171/tmp.tgz
npm info shasum d0d2c234d3ffe2dcca2fcffb1709d12b02aa325c
npm ERR! couldn't read package.json in /var/folders/Es/EsMnDChmE+qahsDMbT+IMk+++TI/-Tmp-/npm-1298838692411/1298838692411-0.7790314091835171/contents/package
npm ERR! Error installing sqlite@1.0.2
npm ERR! Error: Failed to parse json
npm ERR! Unexpected token ILLEGAL
npm ERR!     at jsonParseFail (/Users/zef/.node_libraries/.npm/npm/0.3.9/package/lib/utils/read-json.js:89:11)
npm ERR!     at /Users/zef/.node_libraries/.npm/npm/0.3.9/package/lib/utils/read-json.js:82:14
npm ERR!     at P (/Users/zef/.node_libraries/.npm/npm/0.3.9/package/lib/utils/read-json.js:62:40)
npm ERR!     at cb (/Users/zef/.node_libraries/.npm/npm/0.3.9/package/lib/utils/graceful-fs.js:31:9)
npm ERR!     at [object Object].<anonymous> (fs.js:86:5)
npm ERR!     at [object Object].emit (events.js:39:17)
npm ERR!     at afterRead (fs.js:843:12)
npm ERR! JSON.parse 
npm ERR! JSON.parse Failed to parse package.json data.
npm ERR! JSON.parse Note that package.json must be actual JSON, not
npm ERR! JSON.parse just a JavaScript object.
npm ERR! JSON.parse 
npm ERR! JSON.parse This changed in npm 0.3.0, and is not a bug in npm.
npm ERR! JSON.parse Tell the package author to fix their package.json file.
npm ERR! JSON.parse
npm ERR! System Darwin 10.6.0
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