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Installation Instructions #9

aackerman opened this Issue · 7 comments

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I was able to figure it out but it would be great for others if you could add the instructions that the project needs to be built with node-gyp before using. Or if it's possible to setup autobuild when the project is downloaded from npm that would be even better. Thanks.


Are you using an old version of NPM? The latest versions should build the project with gyp when installing.


Example of installing with npm 1.1.15, showing the building is done:

$ npm install microtime
npm http GET
npm http 200
npm http GET
npm http 200

> microtime@0.3.1 install /Users/wade/sandbox/node_modules/microtime
> node-gyp rebuild

info it worked if it ends with ok 
spawn python [ '/Users/wade/.node-gyp/0.6.14/tools/gyp_addon',
  'make' ]
spawn make [ 'BUILDTYPE=Release', '-C', 'build' ]
  CXX(target) Release/
  SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/microtime.node
  SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/microtime.node: Finished
info done ok 
microtime@0.3.1 ./node_modules/microtime
└── bindings@0.3.0

Yep I was on 1.1.0, if it works with newer versions everything is good.


I'll research what version is required and put a note in the README



I too ran into this issue. A note in the README would be very helpful.


Added note to README: 3f28c7e

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