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After 2.8 I'm having tons of issues. What are the steps from square 1 to get this working?

  • So I am trying to download the MM software after the update on July 1st. It won’t work anymore. First dependencies didn’t install, then node wasn’t up to date. Please someone help. Help me fix this!!!

    After a whole bunch of trying things I ended up here

    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ pm2 status all
    │ Name │ id │ mode │ status  │ ↺  │ cpu │ memory │
    │ mm   │ 0  │ fork │ errored │ 30 │ 0%  │ 0 B    │

  • @Gomalley do

    pm2 logs

    More than likely u need to do

    npm install

    In the MagicMirror folder, and in each module folder that has a package.json file.

  • @sdetweil aright. I’ll try that however I’ve done it before and no luck. How would I do it for the other modules and package.json files. All I know what to do is just to type the command

    Npm install

    But It doesn’t work

  • @Gomalley case sensitive, must be

    npm install

    Look in the modules folder and each of those for a package.json file.
    And if u find one, then in that folder do

    npm install 


    You could also try my update script. I haven’t tried it over an attempted update

    See here

  • @sdetweil
    So I deleted everything and I started over. On a new load of raspbian without doing the MM bash command, I typed

    npm install

    It gave me this:

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ npm install
    npm WARN npm npm does not support Node.js v10.15.2
    npm WARN npm You should probably upgrade to a newer version of node as we
    npm WARN npm can't make any promises that npm will work with this version.
    npm WARN npm Supported releases of Node.js are the latest release of 4, 6, 7, 8, 9.
    npm WARN npm You can find the latest version at
    npm WARN saveError ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/home/pi/package.json'
    npm notice created a lockfile as package-lock.json. You should commit this file.
    npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/home/pi/package.json'
    npm WARN pi No description
    npm WARN pi No repository field.
    npm WARN pi No README data
    npm WARN pi No license field.
    up to date in 1.599s

    After this I tried your new code and I got this:

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ bash -c  "$(curl -sL"
    bash: line 24: cd: /home/pi/MagicMirror/installers: No such file or directory
    bash: line 26: cd: OLDPWD not set
    doing test run = true
    bash: line 61: /home/pi/MagicMirror/installers/dumpactivemodules.js: No such file or directory
    update log will be in /home/pi/upgrade.log
    bash: line 70: cd: /home/pi/MagicMirror: No such file or directory
    bash: line 72: cd: css: No such file or directory
    saving custom.css
    cp: cannot stat 'custom.css': No such file or directory
    bash: line 75: cd: OLDPWD not set
    fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
    fetching latest revisions
    fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
    MagicMirror git pull failed
    bash: line 183: cd: css: No such file or directory
    restoring custom.css
    cp: cannot stat 'save_custom.css': No such file or directory
    rm: cannot remove 'save_custom.css': No such file or directory
    bash: line 188: cd: OLDPWD not set
    bash: line 210: cd: OLDPWD not set

    Should I try running the original bash command?:
    bash -c “$(curl -sL”

  • @Gomalley you are missing some fundamentals.

    THIS is called install

    git clone ....  copies the code from github to your system
         at this point it will not run
         you need to change to the MagicMirror folder and execute npm install so that all the additional node 
            routines needed are loaded onto your system

    now, once you have installed

    there are updates every quarter…

    so, then in the MagicMirror folder you need to download the new code OVER the prior code
    so, you do

    cd ~/MagicMirror
    git pull

    but we are in the same position as during install…
    routines we need may have changed, or we may have decided to use something different

    so, once again, to get all the updates for other code we use

    cd ~/MagicMirror
    npm install

    BUT there is one more step…
    any modules YOU installed may have dependencies too
    SO, they (like MagicMirror) specify those dependencies in a package.json file

    so, we need to look thru ALL the non-default module folders looking for a package.json file
    if we find one, we need to run npm install in that modules folder too.
    repeat til all module folders with a package.json file


    the install script ( does the
    git clone
    npm install in tghe MagicMirror folder.

    my update script
    does all the update steps… (I just added a check for the MagicMirror folder being present)
    but you had to have done the install steps first…

    npm install by itself without download any MagicMirror code doesn’t do anything useful, as there is no package.json file in the uses home folder by default.

  • @sdetweil I tried putting npm install into the modules and vendor folders but there weren’t that many json files in that directory.

  • @Gomalley no. In the modules/MMM-??? Folders for the modules u have installed in addition to the base MagicMirror

  • @sdetweil when i go to /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules
    these are the folders present: Default, node_modules,
    If i further click into default i get a ton more (alert, calendar, clock, compliment s, currentweather, helloworld , newsfeed, …) Other than the magicmirror program, I have not installed anything else

  • @Gomalley ok, wasnt clear u had just the base MagicMirror.

    If you do pm2 logs, what does it show?

    Also, what does npm -v show?

    U may need to upgrade npm

    npm i -g npm

    Then do the npm install again in the MagicMirror folder

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