Upgrading to Nodebb v1.5.1



  • I'm getting this error when trying to upgrade to v1.5.1, any help would be appreciated:

    1. Bringing base dependencies up to date... OK
    2. Checking installed plugins for updates... OK
    3. Updating NodeBB data store schema...
      /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:37
      invalidUnicodeChars: XRegExp('[^\p{L}\s\d\-_]', 'g'),
      ^

    TypeError: XRegExp is not a function
    at /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:37:24
    at /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:8:20
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:27:2)
    at Module._compile (module.js:409:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:343:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:300:12)
    at Module.require (module.js:353:17)
    at require (internal/module.js:12:17)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/src/utils.js:3:18)


  • Admin

    That's weird, try running npm i and then trying again. Maybe check to make sure XRegExp is installed by npm ls xregexp



  • Same error after npm i and rerunning nodebb upgrade. npm ls xregexp gives me:

    invalid: xregexp@2.0.0

    Do you know what that means?

    Thanks, Len


  • Admin

    XRegExp should be "xregexp": "3.2.0",

    Try npm r xregexp and then npm i xregexp@3.2.0



  • So, after npm i xregexp@3.2.0 there are a bunch of warnings but then:

    xregexp@3.2.0 node_modules/xregexp

    However, nodebb upgrade still gives the same error:

    1. Bringing base dependencies up to date... OK
    2. Checking installed plugins for updates... OK
    3. Updating NodeBB data store schema...
      /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:37
      invalidUnicodeChars: XRegExp('[^\p{L}\s\d\-_]', 'g'),
      ^

    TypeError: XRegExp is not a function
    at /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:37:24
    at /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:8:20
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:27:2)
    at Module._compile (module.js:409:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:343:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:300:12)
    at Module.require (module.js:353:17)
    at require (internal/module.js:12:17)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/src/utils.js:3:18)

    Error: undefined

    And, npm ls xregexp still shows:

    └── xregexp@2.0.0 invalid

    npm ERR! invalid: xregexp@2.0.0 /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/xregexp


  • Admin

    What is your nodejs/npm version? Does it still happen if you remove the node_modules folder and run npm i again?



  • npm is 2.15.11
    nodejs is 4.8.3

    after removing node_modules and running "npm i", "nodebb upgrade" gives me this:

    odeBB could not be initialised because there was an error while loading dependencies.
    Please run "npm install --production" and try again.

    For more information, please see: https://docs.nodebb.org/en/latest/installing/os.html

    /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/nodebb:46
    throw e;
    ^

    Error: Cannot find module 'prompt'
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:325:15)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:276:25)
    at Module.require (module.js:353:17)
    at require (internal/module.js:12:17)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/nodebb:37:11)
    at Module._compile (module.js:409:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:343:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:300:12)
    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:441:10)

    I ran "npm install --production", then "./nodebb upgrade" again gives the same error as previous:

    odeBB could not be initialised because there was an error while loading dependencies.
    Please run "npm install --production" and try again.

    For more information, please see: https://docs.nodebb.org/en/latest/installing/os.html

    /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/nodebb:46
    throw e;
    ^

    Error: Cannot find module 'prompt'
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:325:15)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:276:25)
    at Module.require (module.js:353:17)
    at require (internal/module.js:12:17)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/nodebb:37:11)
    at Module._compile (module.js:409:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:343:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:300:12)
    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:441:10)



  • Any more ideas?


  • Admin

    @ljhardy said in Upgrading to Nodebb v1.5.1:

    /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/

    You are running the npm i and upgrade commands in the root folder of the nodebb installation right? So package.json is at

    /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/package.json ? Also the NodeBB files shouldn't be in a web accessible folder not sure if its just your folder name or you are actually serving the public_html folder with a webserver.


  • Global Moderator

    BTW, getting full actual terminal logs would be good, including all of the commands for these things, so we can see where the commands are run, etc.

    Also, use triple backticks to make a code block

    ```
    someCode();
    ```
    

    goes to

    someCode();
    


  • npm i
    npm upgrade
    

    are run in the nodebb root folder.

    I'm assuming that when you say that the NodeBB files shouldn't be web server accessible, that is a security concern and not a potential cause of my issue? I will change that, but it has been running fine (although probably insecurely, based on your point) for a couple of years.

    I will try the commands again and paste in the entire log stream that is showing on the terminal.

    Thanks for the help here.


  • Community Rep

    FWIW @julian @baris @psychobunny upgrading to npm@5 and using the package-lockfile.json thats generated could make these kinds of issues go away.


  • Global Moderator

    @bri npm@5 has some development usability issues. Namely, npm link is broken as an npm i in the main directory will dedupe out of linked modules, breaking lots of things.



  • output of npm i

    > node scripts/install.js
    
    npm WARN prefer global jison@0.4.13 should be installed with -g
    
    > jsonpath@0.2.11 postinstall /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/jsonpath
    > node lib/aesprim.js > generated/aesprim-browser.js
    
    
    > sqlite3@3.1.8 install /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/sqlite3
    > node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
    
    [sqlite3] Success: "/home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/sqlite3/lib/binding/node-v46-linux-x64/node_sqlite3.node" already installed
    Pass --update-binary to reinstall or --build-from-source to recompile
    npm WARN unmet dependency /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/nock/node_modules/changelog requires chalk@'^0.5.1' but will load
    npm WARN unmet dependency /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/chalk,
    npm WARN unmet dependency which is version 1.1.3
    npm WARN unmet dependency /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/nock/node_modules/changelog requires semver@'^4.0.3' but will load
    npm WARN unmet dependency /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/semver,
    npm WARN unmet dependency which is version 5.3.0
    npm WARN unmet dependency /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/nock/node_modules/changelog requires wordwrap@'^0.0.2' but will load
    npm WARN unmet dependency /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/node_modules/wordwrap,
    npm WARN unmet dependency which is version 0.0.3
    

    output of nodebb upgrade

    1. Bringing base dependencies up to date... OK
    2. Checking installed plugins for updates... OK
    3. Updating NodeBB data store schema...
    /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:37
    		invalidUnicodeChars: XRegExp('[^\\p{L}\\s\\d\\-_]', 'g'),
    		                     ^
    
    TypeError: XRegExp is not a function
        at /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:37:24
        at /home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:8:20
        at Object.<anonymous> (/home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:27:2)
        at Module._compile (module.js:409:26)
        at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10)
        at Module.load (module.js:343:32)
        at Function.Module._load (module.js:300:12)
        at Module.require (module.js:353:17)
        at require (internal/module.js:12:17)
        at Object.<anonymous> (/home/ljhardy/public_html/nodebb/nodebb/src/utils.js:3:18)
    
    Error: undefined
    

  • Admin

    Have you nuked your node_modules/ folder and tried npm i --production? It seems npm is getting quite confused with your folder...


  • Community Rep

    What the heck? Sqlite3?



  • @Bri - I'm using mongodb, why would sqllite be referenced?



  • I have a current mongodb backup. Would it be possible for me to remove everything, install the latest version of Nodebb and then restore all of the data? How would I do that?

    Thanks, I really appreciate the help here.



  • Ok, I actually had a full directory backup of nodebb from a couple of months ago. I restored that and am able to start nodebb. Now I'll start the upgrade again.



  • Success!!! Thanks guys.


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