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Can't get iron-node to install on Ubuntu 16.04
Can someone help me get iron-node installed on Ubuntu 16.04?
sudo npm install iron-node -g
I get this error message:
/usr/bin/iron-node -> /usr/lib/node_modules/iron-node/bin/run.js
email@example.com postinstall /usr/lib/node_modules/iron-node/node_modules/electron node install.js
/usr/lib/node_modules/iron-node/node_modules/electron/install.js:48 throw err ^
Error: EACCES: permission denied, mkdir '/usr/lib/node_modules/iron-node/node_modules/electron/dist'
npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! firstname.lastname@example.org postinstall:
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR! Failed at the email@example.com postinstall script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.
npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: npm ERR! /home/pepe/.npm/_logs/2017-09-22T22_54_21_950Z-debug.log
I installed electron trying to solve the problem, but it didn't help.
In trying to figure this out I noticed that the directory '/usr/lib/node_modules/iron-node/' was not created.
Thank you for any/all help.
Actually - found my own solution here:
================================================= Option 2: Change npm's default directory to another directory
There are times when you do not want to change ownership of the default directory that npm uses (i.e. /usr) as this could cause some problems, for example if you are sharing the system with other users.
Instead, you can configure npm to use a different directory altogether. In our case, this will be a hidden directory in our home folder.
Make a directory for global installations: mkdir ~/.npm-global
Configure npm to use the new directory path: npm config set prefix '~/.npm-global'
Open or create a ~/.profile file and add this line: export PATH=~/.npm-global/bin:$PATH
Back on the command line, update your system variables: source ~/.profile
Test: Download a package globally without using sudo.
npm install -g iron-node
It worked. Iron-node finally installed without errors.
It apparently was a permissions issue. The error messaging doesn't always make the problem obvious.
I hope this helps someone else that might encounter this problem.