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Npm start throwing error



  • Hi there and thank you for spending time reading this message.
    I got excited very much by this project, and i decided to make a MagicMirror on my own.

    I have followed up the whole tutorial
    bash -c "$(curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/master/installers/raspberry.sh)

    I ended up getting an error saying Electron did not install properly.
    I did RM RF node_modules and npm install from beginning

    Still in the end it is the same error that comes up

    /home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules/electron/index.js:9
    throw new Error - Electron failed to install correctly, please delete node_modules/electro and try installing again.
    [0_1506123706492_npm-debug.log](Uploading 100%)

    Below here i am pasting the npm-debug.log
    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

    0 info it worked if it ends with ok
    1 verbose cli [ ‘/usr/bin/node’, ‘/usr/bin/npm’, ‘start’ ]
    2 info using npm@3.10.10
    3 info using node@v6.11.3
    4 verbose run-script [ ‘prestart’, ‘start’, ‘poststart’ ]
    5 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.2~prestart: magicmirror@2.1.2
    6 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.2~prestart: no script for prestart, continuing
    7 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.2~start: magicmirror@2.1.2
    8 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.2~start: unsafe-perm in lifecycle true
    9 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.2~start: PATH: /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/node-gyp-bin:/home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules/.bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games
    10 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.2~start: CWD: /home/pi/MagicMirror
    11 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.2~start: Args: [ ‘-c’, ‘sh run-start.sh’ ]
    12 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.2~start: Returned: code: 1 signal: null
    13 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.2~start: Failed to exec start script
    14 verbose stack Error: magicmirror@2.1.2 start: sh run-start.sh
    14 verbose stack Exit status 1
    14 verbose stack at EventEmitter. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/lifecycle.js:255:16)
    14 verbose stack at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)
    14 verbose stack at EventEmitter.emit (events.js:191:7)
    14 verbose stack at ChildProcess. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/spawn.js:40:14)
    14 verbose stack at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)
    14 verbose stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:191:7)
    14 verbose stack at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:920:16)
    14 verbose stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:230:5)
    15 verbose pkgid magicmirror@2.1.2
    16 verbose cwd /home/pi/MagicMirror
    17 error Linux 4.9.41-v7+
    18 error argv “/usr/bin/node” “/usr/bin/npm” "start"
    19 error node v6.11.3
    20 error npm v3.10.10
    21 error code ELIFECYCLE
    22 error magicmirror@2.1.2 start: sh run-start.sh
    22 error Exit status 1
    23 error Failed at the magicmirror@2.1.2 start script ‘sh run-start.sh’.
    23 error Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
    23 error If you do, this is most likely a problem with the magicmirror package,
    23 error not with npm itself.
    23 error Tell the author that this fails on your system:
    23 error sh run-start.sh
    23 error You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
    23 error npm bugs magicmirror
    23 error Or if that isn’t available, you can get their info via:
    23 error npm owner ls magicmirror
    23 error There is likely additional logging output above.
    24 verbose exit [ 1, true ]



  • Just a small update.
    I have followed the suggestions made from Mykle1 on some posts below, but i did not get any good results of this.
    I did manual installation and i still get exactly the same error.


  • Module Developer

    @nepsilonn said in Npm start throwing error:

    throw new Error - Electron failed to install correctly, please delete node_modules/electro and try installing again.

    This is telling you to delete the Electron folder

    I did RM RF node_modules and npm install from beginning

    NOT the node_modules folder, which you deleted.

    I don’t know where you think you read that I suggested that. Certainly not in this topic.

    So, what you should have done is delete JUST the Electron folder and run npm install in the MagicMirror directory



  • https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/4879/npm-start/7 I read your suggestion from here.

    Not the rm rf as a suggestion from you, but rather manual installation.
    Now it works, thank you for this.


  • Module Developer

    @nepsilonn said in Npm start throwing error:

    Now it works, thank you for this.

    That’s good news. Enjoy your mirror.