node.js mac - sudo: npm: command not found




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The npm file should be in /usr/local/bin/npm. If it's not there, install node.js again with the package on their website. This worked in my case.

nvm bash

I'm trying to upgrade to the latest version of node. I'm following the instructions at http://davidwalsh.name/upgrade-nodejs

But when I do:

sudo npm install -g n

I get the error:

sudo: npm: command not found

npm works without sudo. When I do:

whereis node

I see:

node: /usr/bin/node /usr/lib/node /usr/bin/X11/node /usr/local/node

Running:

which npm

Shows:

/usr/local/node/bin/npm

I tried the solution at https://.com/a/5062718/1246159

But I'm still getting the same error. I also looked at the /etc/sudoers file and the relevant line is:

Defaults        secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"

This looks fine to me. How can I possibly get NPM working with sudo command?




For MAC users, the follow steps worked for me.

$ brew update
$ brew uninstall node
$ brew install node
$ brew postinstall 



WARNING (edit)

Doing a chmod 777 is a real dirty solution. Try these first, one at a time, and stop when one works:

  • $ sudo chmod -R 777 /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm
  • $ sudo chmod -R 777 /usr/local/lib/node_modules
  • $ sudo chmod g+w /usr/local/lib
  • $ sudo chmod g+rwx /usr/local/lib

$ brew postinstall node is the only install part where I would get a problem

Permission denied - /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/.github

So I

// !! READ EDIT ABOVE BEFORE RUNNING THIS CODE !!
$ sudo chmod -R 777 /usr/local/lib
$ brew postinstall node

and viola, npm is now linked

$ npm -v
3.10.10

Extra

If you used -R 777 on lib my recommendation would be to set nested files and directories to a default setting:

  • $ find /usr/local/lib -type f -print -exec chmod 644 {} \;
  • $ find /usr/local/lib -type d -print -exec chmod 755 {} \;
  • $ chmod /usr/local/lib 755



For CentOS users, this works for me:

sudo yum install npm



For debian after installing node enter

curl -k -O -L https://npmjs.org/install.sh    
ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node  
sh install.sh



simply reinstall .

On RHEL, CentOS and Fedora

sudo yum remove nodejs npm
sudo dnf remove nodejs npm   [On Fedora 22+ versions]

then

yum -y install nodejs npm
dnf -y install nodejs npm   [On Fedora 22+ versions]

easy!.. both node and npm works like a charm now!




I get the same on CentOS.

which npm gives:

$ which npm

/usr/local/bin/npm

where

$ sudo which npm

which: no npm in (/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin)

I get the same for Node.

So its probably an issue where root does not check /usr/local/bin for any binaries.




I resolved this problem by

apt-get install npm2deb



Appended npm binary path to sudo path using visudo and editing "secure_path"

Now "sudo npm" works




I also had the same issue in Homestead and tried many ways. I tried with

sudo apt-get install nodejs

I get the following error:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 npm : Depends: nodejs but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-abbrev (>= 1.0.4) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-ansi (>= 0.3.0-2) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-ansi-color-table but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-archy but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-block-stream but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-fstream (>= 0.1.22) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-fstream-ignore but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-github-url-from-git but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-glob (>= 3.1.21) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-graceful-fs (>= 2.0.0) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-inherits but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-ini (>= 1.1.0) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-lockfile but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-lru-cache (>= 2.3.0) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-minimatch (>= 0.2.11) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-mkdirp (>= 0.3.3) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-gyp (>= 0.10.9) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-nopt (>= 3.0.1) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-npmlog but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-once but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-osenv but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-read but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-read-package-json (>= 1.1.0) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-request (>= 2.25.0) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-retry but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-rimraf (>= 2.2.2) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-semver (>= 2.1.0) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-sha but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-slide but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-tar (>= 0.1.18) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-underscore but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: node-which but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Finally I tried with

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

It worked fine.

[email protected]:/usr/local/bin# npm -v
3.10.10

[email protected]:/usr/local/bin# node -v
v6.13.0



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