I’ve just released a new version of norelite that includes some fixes to the code and I ran into some issues when doing “npm update” of my installed Node-RED modules and it might be of interest to others to know how I fixed it.
The issue was not related to norelite but to node-red-contrib-rfxcom that simply couldn’t compile firstname.lastname@example.org which is a dependency. After a lot of attempts and actually a re-install of nodejs, Node-RED and npm I finally found an instruction in the Node-RED docs related to Wheezy (I’m running Jessie though) that fixed the problem.
This was the error message that I received:
Failed to execute '/usr/bin/nodejs /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js build --fallback-to-build --module=/home/pi/.node-red/node_modules/serialport/build/Release/serialport.node --module_name=serialport --module_path=/home/pi/.node-red/node_modules/serialport/build/Release' (1) npm ERR! Linux 4.1.13-v7+ npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "email@example.com" npm ERR! node v4.4.7 npm ERR! npm v2.14.15 npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE npm ERR! firstname.lastname@example.org install: `node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build` npm ERR! Exit status 1 npm ERR! npm ERR! Failed at the email@example.com install script 'node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build'. npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the serialport package, npm ERR! not with npm itself. npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system: npm ERR! node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build npm ERR! You can get their info via: npm ERR! npm owner ls serialport npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above. npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request: npm ERR! /home/pi/.node-red/npm-debug.log
And I solved it as follows: I first installed firstname.lastname@example.org with unsafe-perm variable set and then node-red-contrib-rfxcom as follows (you could probably just use the variable with node-red-contrib-rfxcom)
cd ~/.node-red sudo npm install --unsafe-perm email@example.com sudo npm install node-red-contrib-rfxcom