@scottalanmiller running any ./nodebb command as root is not supported. You should install and run NodeBB as an unprivileged user.
Doh. Obviously. Thanks, having a brainfart from lack of sleep.
I'm trying to upgrade nodeBB from 1.6.1 to 1.7.3. After
git fetch and
git reset --hard origin/v1.7.x I tried to run
./nodebb upgrade, but I get the following error message:
package.json not found. Populating package.json... OK module.js:538 throw err; ^ Error: Cannot find module 'graceful-fs' at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:536:15) at Function.Module._load (module.js:466:25) at Module.require (module.js:579:17) at require (internal/module.js:11:18) at Object.<anonymous> (/path-to-nodebb/NodeBB/src/file.js:10:16) at Module._compile (module.js:635:30) at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:646:10) at Module.load (module.js:554:32) at tryModuleLoad (module.js:497:12) at Function.Module._load (module.js:489:3)
Thanks for any help!
That's quite odd! Do you have a package.json file in your root folder?
Thank you, guys!
npm i was the solution.
I ran smoothly updates from v1.4.2 to v1.6.1 but when trying to get to v1.7.x I seem to have lost my package.json file in my root folder.
I did change my config.json along the way to change the ip to the domain name in the "url" section to avoid the connexion being lost with my host (following this topic https://community.nodebb.org/topic/11324/error-listen-eaddrinuse-0-0-0-0-4800-looks-like-your-connection-to-nodebb-was-lost-please-wait-while-we-try-to-reconnect/9)
v1.6.1 works fine and I have this when I run a git status
# git status # On branch v1.7.x nothing to commit, working directory clean
but as soon as I try to run ./nodebb upgrade I get this
/root/nodebb/src/cli/index.js:29 throw e; ^ TypeError: Cannot read property 'R_OK' of undefined at Object.<anonymous> (/root/nodebb/src/cli/index.js:11:64) at Module._compile (module.js:541:32) at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:550:10) at Module.load (module.js:458:32) at tryModuleLoad (module.js:417:12) at Function.Module._load (module.js:409:3) at Module.require (module.js:468:17) at require (internal/module.js:20:19) at Object.<anonymous> (/root/nodebb/nodebb:5:1) at Module._compile (module.js:541:32)
I did try
npm i but since I never get a package.json file I'm still stuck as soon as I try to run
./nodebb upgrade is there a way around this?
Thanks for any help!
What version of Node and npm are you using?
@pitaj Hi PitaJ, thanks for stopping by!
npm 3.9.3 and node v6.2.1
@taloche it appears that that error is happening because you're on an older version of Node 6. For security reasons and for compatibility with NodeBB, you should upgrade to either the latest Node v6 or a newer major version like Node 8
@pitaj thanks for the idea! I'll jump to Node 8.
I'll keep you posted if this works out. Thanks again.
@pitaj Thanks! With node v8.7.0 and npm v5.4.2, I was able to run
./nodebb upgrade and now I'm a proud member of the nodebb v1.7.4 club.