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Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/usr/lib/node_modules' (3)

I am trying install typescript with command npm install -g typescript, and returns this error :

    npm ERR! Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/usr/lib/node_modules'
    npm ERR!     at Error (native)
    npm ERR!  { Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/usr/lib/node_modules'
    npm ERR!     at Error (native)
    npm ERR!   errno: -13,
    npm ERR!   code: 'EACCES',
    npm ERR!   syscall: 'access',
    npm ERR!   path: '/usr/lib/node_modules' }
    npm ERR! 
    npm ERR! Please try running this command again as root/Administrator.
    npm ERR! Linux 4.4.0-93-generic
    npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "install" "-g" "typescript"
    npm ERR! node v6.11.2
    npm ERR! npm  v3.10.10
    npm ERR! path npm-debug.log.1024969454
    npm ERR! code EACCES
    npm ERR! errno -13
    npm ERR! syscall open

    npm ERR! Error: EACCES: permission denied, open 'npm-debug.log.1024969454'
    npm ERR!     at Error (native)
    npm ERR!  { Error: EACCES: permission denied, open 'npm-debug.log.1024969454'
    npm ERR!     at Error (native)
    npm ERR!   errno: -13,
    npm ERR!   code: 'EACCES',
    npm ERR!   syscall: 'open',
    npm ERR!   path: 'npm-debug.log.1024969454' }
    npm ERR! 
    npm ERR! Please try running this command again as root/Administrator.

    npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
    npm ERR!     /npm-debug.log
    [email protected]:/$ ^C
    [email protected]:/$ npm install typescript
    npm WARN checkPermissions Missing write access to /
    /
    └── [email protected].5.2 

    npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/package.json'
    npm WARN !invalid#1 No description
    npm WARN !invalid#1 No repository field.
    npm WARN !invalid#1 No README data
    npm WARN !invalid#1 No license field.
    npm ERR! Linux 4.4.0-93-generic
    npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "install" "typescript"
    npm ERR! node v6.11.2
    npm ERR! npm  v3.10.10
    npm ERR! path /
    npm ERR! code EACCES
    npm ERR! errno -13
    npm ERR! syscall access

    npm ERR! Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/'
    npm ERR!     at Error (native)
    npm ERR!  { Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/'
    npm ERR!     at Error (native) errno: -13, code: 'EACCES', syscall: 'access', path: '/' }
    npm ERR! 
    npm ERR! Please try running this command again as root/Administrator.
    npm ERR! Linux 4.4.0-93-generic
    npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "install" "typescript"
    npm ERR! node v6.11.2
    npm ERR! npm  v3.10.10
    npm ERR! path npm-debug.log.2387664261
    npm ERR! code EACCES
    npm ERR! errno -13
    npm ERR! syscall open

    npm ERR! Error: EACCES: permission denied, open 'npm-debug.log.2387664261'
    npm ERR!     at Error (native)
    npm ERR!  { Error: EACCES: permission denied, open 'npm-debug.log.2387664261'
    npm ERR!     at Error (native)
    npm ERR!   errno: -13,
    npm ERR!   code: 'EACCES',
    npm ERR!   syscall: 'open',
    npm ERR!   path: 'npm-debug.log.2387664261' }
    npm ERR! 
    npm ERR! Please try running this command again as root/Administrator.

    npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
    npm ERR!     /npm-debug.log

Additionaly I run also npm install typescript (without -g), but doesnt' work, or exists anything other way to install typescript? My OS is Linux Ubuntu 16.04. I seldom use node and don't know like to fix this issue.

My question is : Exactly, what directories needs that permmisions ?


It's not recommended to use sudo with npm install, follow the steps from npmjs official docs instead :)

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 typescript

Source: https://docs.npmjs.com/getting-started/fixing-npm-permissions


I have same issue with webpack server installation on globally, Use steps Solved my issue, my be work for you.

Steps mention above There: Back-up your computer before you start.

Make a directory for global installations:

1. mkdir ~/.npm-global

Configure npm to use the new directory path:

2.npm config set prefix '~/.npm-global'

Open or create a ~/.profile file and add this line:

3.export PATH=~/.npm-global/bin:$PATH

Back on the command line, update your system variables:

4.source ~/.profile

Test: Download a package globally without using sudo.

npm install -g jshint

Instead of steps 2-4, you can use the corresponding ENV variable (e.g. if you don't want to modify ~/.profile):

NPM_CONFIG_PREFIX=~/.npm-global


this worked for me.

sudo npm install -g coffee-script

then

sudo npm install -g typescript






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