Friday, June 30, 2017

sudo npm - command not found

Here is the solution if sudo npm is not working, while npm alone is:

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Yes, it is a bit annoying but you can fix it with some links:
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/node /usr/bin/node
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/node /usr/lib/node
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/npm /usr/bin/npm
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/node-waf /usr/bin/node-waf
There might be more but that is all I have run across so far. Lack of node-waf will cause some npminstalls to fail with a rather cryptic error message.

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ln (link creation function) is documented here:

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