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Installing Node Dependencies Error #948

Ninjas-in-Pajamas opened this issue Jun 19, 2019 · 5 comments


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commented Jun 19, 2019

I have tried creating a Probot app on two (Windows) devices now and continously get the same error:

npm ERR! code ENOLOCAL
npm ERR! Could not install from "" as it does not contain a package.json file.

Could not install npm dependencies. Try running npm install yourself

If I install a package.json beforehand, I am able to get past this error but then when I type

npm run dev

I get the error

npm ERR! missing script: dev


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commented Jun 19, 2019

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commented Jun 19, 2019

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commented Jun 19, 2019

Hello Pajama Ninjas 👋

Did you follow the instructions at

What command do you use to create a new app?

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commented Jun 20, 2019

Yes that's what I was trying to use. I used the command "npx create-probot-app app-name" but it would consistantly give me the errors seen above.

It seems that the Probot app wouldn't create all node dependencies inside your "app-name" file and so, if you are using a windows machine, you have to go into that file and do "npm install" in order to get it working. This was tested out on 5 windows computers and worked for all of them (since they all had these same errors).


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commented Aug 19, 2019

This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not had recent activity. It will be closed if no further activity occurs. Thank you for your contributions.

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