Need help installing NodeBB on CentOS


  • @nakre did you follow this guide to install?


  • @a_5mith yes, sudo npm install -g npm is where i get error the previous ones went fine


  • I've never used centos, but it appears you're not installing npm inside your nodebb folder, but instead in root?


  • @a_5mith
    root@server [/home/chanrad]# cd nodebb
    root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# sudo npm install -g npm
    sudo: npm: command not found
    root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# sudo yump install -g npm
    sudo: yump: command not found
    root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# sudo yum install -g npm
    ^[[ALoaded plugins: fastestmirror, security

    root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# yum install npm
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

    • base:
    • extras:
    • updates:
      base | 3.7 kB 00:00
      extras | 3.4 kB 00:00
      pgdg93 | 3.6 kB 00:00
      updates | 3.4 kB 00:00
      Setting up Install Process
      No package npm available.
      Error: Nothing to do
      root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# yum npm install
      Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
      No such command: npm. Please use /usr/bin/yum --help

    i'm sure i'm in nodebb folder thats the log..


  • @nakre you are in nodebb, didn't look like it from first logs, lack of npm might suggest you've not got everything from the software stack part. Can you try

    cd ../
    sudo yum install npm
    cd nodebb  
    sudo npm install -g npm  
    sudo npm install

  • @a_5mith
    root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# cd ../
    root@server [/home/chanrad]# sudo yum install npm
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

    • base:
    • extras:
    • updates:
      Setting up Install Process
      No package npm available.
      Error: Nothing to do
      root@server [/home/chanrad]# cd nodebb
      root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# sudo npm install -g npm
      sudo: npm: command not found
      root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# sudo npm install
      sudo: npm: command not found

    when i used sudo yum install nodejs git redis ImageMagick npm

    Setting up Install Process
    No package nodejs available.
    Package git-1.7.1-3.el6_4.1.i686 already installed and latest version
    No package redis available.
    Package ImageMagick-6.5.4.7-7.el6_5.i686 already installed and latest version
    No package npm available.
    Nothing to do

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    @nakre

    If I remember correctly npm is in the EPEL repository, and based on your error it looks like you don't have the repo enabled. This guide looks pretty good.

    Make sure you use the right EPEL release for your version of centos.

    Once you finish that then run the npm command again and it should work. You shouldn't need to install it to the nodebb directory.

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    @nakre

    Did adding the EPEL repository work for you?


  • @HolyPhoenix maybe i should give up.. if i can't manage to install it how could i maintenance it ;x still thanks a lot for helping me out, these comments may help some others as well..

    Here are latest logs i have.. i'm kinda very sure i have epel enabled.

    root@server [/]# cd home
    root@server [/home]# cd chanrad
    root@server [/home/chanrad]# cd nodebb
    root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# sudo npm install -g npm
    sudo: npm: command not found
    root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# cd ..
    root@server [/home/chanrad]# sudo yum install npm
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

    Command line error: no such option: -g
    root@server [/home/chanrad]# cd ../
    root@server [/home]# sudo yum install npm
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

    • base: centos.chi.host-engine.com
    • extras: mirror.fdcservers.net
    • remi: mirrors.mediatemple.net
    • updates: mirror.wiredtree.com
      Setting up Install Process
      No package npm available.
      Error: Nothing to do
      root@server [/home]# cd home/chanrad
      -bash: cd: home/chanrad: No such file or directory
      root@server [/home]# cd chanrad/nodebb
      root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# sudo npm install -g npm
      sudo: npm: command not found
      root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]# sudo npm install
      sudo: npm: command not found
      root@server [/home/chanrad/nodebb]#

    root@server [/home/chanrad]# sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo

    [remi]
    name=Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch
    #baseurl=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
    mirrorlist=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/6/remi/mirror
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi

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    @nakre

    Could you show me the output of
    - cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    - ls

    ?


  • @HolyPhoenix Sure here it is..

    root@server [~]# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    root@server [/etc/yum.repos.d]# ls
    ./ epel.repo pgdg-93-centos.repo
    ../ epel.repo.rpmnew remi.repo
    CentOS-Base.repo epel-testing.repo .remi.repo.swp
    CentOS-Debuginfo.repo mirrors-rpmforge rpmforge.repo
    CentOS-Media.repo mirrors-rpmforge-extras webtatic.repo
    CentOS-Vault.repo mirrors-rpmforge-testing
    root@server [/etc/yum.repos.d]#

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    @nakre

    and what happens if you run?
    - cat /etc/release


  • @HolyPhoenix

    root@server [/etc]# cat /etc/release
    CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
    LSB_VERSION=base-4.0-ia32:base-4.0-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-ia32:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-4.0-ia32:printing-4.0-noarch
    cat: /etc/lsb-release.d: Is a directory
    CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
    CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
    cpe:/o:centos:linux:6:GA
    root@server [/etc]#

  • Anime Lovers

    Hmmm... It looks like the repo files are there, but it appears it isn't loading the repo.

    I guess the last thing to check is yum itself. I think you can list the repos yum has loaded with a

     - sudo yum repolist
    

    Edit: I found these instructions online. They mention enabling the EPEL repository within the command itself. That might prove useful.

    Node.js and npm are available from the Fedora Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. If you haven't already done so, first enable EPEL.

    To check if you have EPEL, run

    yum repolist
    if you don't see epel, install it via RPM (At the time of this writing, the last version is 6.8.).

    First import the key:

    sudo rpm --import https://fedoraproject.org/static/0608B895.txt
    Then install

    sudo rpm -Uvh http://download-i2.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
    And then run the following command to install node and npm:

    sudo yum install nodejs npm --enablerepo=epel
    or if this doesn't work for you install node separately:

    sudo yum install npm --enablerepo=epel


  • @HolyPhoenix here is the last log, i also tried ./nodebb setup to see the errors may help dunno..

    root@server [~]# sudo yum repolist
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

    module.js:333
    throw err;
    ^
    Error: Cannot find module 'nconf'
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:331:15)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:273:25)
    at Module.require (module.js:357:17)
    at require (module.js:373:17)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/chanrad/nodebb/app.js:23:13)
    at Module._compile (module.js:449:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:467:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:349:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:305:12)
    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:490:10)

  • Anime Lovers

    Yeah, I am at a loss at this point. When you run the repolist command I am not seeing it show the EPEL repository, yet when you try to install it it says you already have it.

    This isn't really a NodeBB problem though, so we can't really blame the NodeBB script for it. It's almost like Yum itself is messed up. You might be able to get extra help from the CentOS community though, or if someone else here is more of a CentOS expert?

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