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npm dependencies not installed on fresh MM2 installation

  • Because I was having problems with some modules I decided to format my micro SD card and start all over again with my test enviroment on the Pi 3A+ (My working mirror runs on my Pi 3B+ 😉 )

    However I just run the installation of the MM2 command bash -c "$(curl -sL" but when it got to “Installing dependencies” it run into an error:
    bash: line 112: npm: command does not exist. Unable to install dependencies!
    (well it’s translated from Dutch. Could also be “Command not found”)

    anybody got an idea what is going on?

  • yes, some of the platforms (Pi Stretch for example) are not installing npm and/or node as part of their initial installs…

    see here

  • have you installed the full raspian jessie or the lite version ?

  • @sandy2503 I’ve used: Raspbian Stretch with desktop and recommended software.
    and I’m just up and running again. Meaning I’ve Rasbian setup on my Pi 3A+ and typing this in the Chromium browser.
    First I’ll try to install the MagicMirror. Yesterday I installed it at work via an open network (guest login)
    and at random times one is thrown out of it. So that could also be an issue.
    Now I’m at home in my own network.
    So fingers crossed!

  • NOPE! It’s not due to poor geust network at work. I still can’t install the Dependencies.
    I do have Node because node -v is resulting in v8.11.1.
    but it can’t find npm. so I’ll install npm meself.

  • I’m starting to get angry!!!

    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ git pull
    Already up-to-date.
    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ npm start
    > magicmirror@2.6.0 start /home/pi/MagicMirror
    > sh 4: electron: not found
    npm ERR! file sh
    npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
    npm ERR! errno ENOENT
    npm ERR! syscall spawn
    npm ERR! magicmirror@2.6.0 start: `sh`
    npm ERR! spawn ENOENT
    npm ERR! 
    npm ERR! Failed at the magicmirror@2.6.0 start script.
    npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.
    npm WARN Local package.json exists, but node_modules missing, did you mean to install?
    npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
    npm ERR!     /home/pi/.npm/_logs/2019-01-17T22_37_37_361Z-debug.log
    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ 

    Now it can’t find Electron. 😤 😤 😠

    Found that npm i electron in the folder “MagicMirror” does the trick.
    But now it “ENOENT” that’s causing problems!

  • @mwel1977 said in npm dependencies not installed on fresh MM2 installation:

    But now it “ENOENT” that’s causing problems!

    ENOENT is file not found…

    can u post the full error…

    SUCCES!!! YES!!!😄 😄 😄 😄 😄
    I just had to install npm in the MagicMirror folder!
    My test bed for the MagicMirror is running again! 😜 😜 😜

  • great news… thanks for the feedback