How to install node-gyp in Linux?


Question

user@user-VirtualBox:~/express$ npm install -g node-gyp
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/node-gyp
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/node-gyp
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/node-gyp/-/node-gyp-0.6.3.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/node-gyp/-/node-gyp-0.6.3.tgz
npm ERR! Could not create /usr/local/lib/node_modules/___node-gyp.npm
npm ERR! error installing node-gyp@0.6.3

npm ERR! Error: EACCES, permission denied '/usr/local/lib/node_modules'
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Please try running this command again as root/Administrator.
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! System Linux 3.2.0-23-generic
npm ERR! command "node" "/usr/bin/npm" "install" "-g" "node-gyp"
npm ERR! cwd /home/user/express
npm ERR! node -v v0.6.12
npm ERR! npm -v 1.1.4
npm ERR! path /usr/local/lib/node_modules
npm ERR! code EACCES
npm ERR! message EACCES, permission denied '/usr/local/lib/node_modules'
npm ERR! errno {}
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/user/express/npm-debug.log
npm not ok
user@user-VirtualBox:~/express$ 

What I am trying is install Node-gyp on a system. I tried to install on system that have linux 12.04 ubuntu OS.

Do someone know how to set permission for installing node-gyp.

Thanks for help.

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8/10/2012 5:20:05 AM

npm install -g installs a package for all users. Therefore, you need administrator rights to install it. Try

sudo npm install -g node-gyp
25
1/11/2013 8:47:39 AM

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