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Bug 1147108 - nodejs-glob install fails
Summary: nodejs-glob install fails
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nodejs-glob
Version: 21
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: T.C. Hollingsworth
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-09-26 23:30 UTC by M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
Modified: 2016-04-19 18:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-11-29 05:41:26 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
screenshot of DevAssistant requesting install of 'glob' while it's already there (deleted)
2014-09-27 03:21 UTC, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
no flags Details

Description M. Edward (Ed) Borasky 2014-09-26 23:30:14 UTC
Description of problem: 'sudo yum install nodejs-glob' yields the following error message:

  Installing : nodejs-glob-3.2.6-2.fc21.noarch                                                     1/1 
Error unpacking rpm package nodejs-glob-3.2.6-2.fc21.noarch
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/lib/node_modules/glob/node_modules/inherits: cpio: rename
  Verifying  : nodejs-glob-3.2.6-2.fc21.noarch                                                     1/1 

  nodejs-glob.noarch 0:3.2.6-2.fc21                                                                    


Comment 1 T.C. Hollingsworth 2014-09-26 23:33:35 UTC
Can you please provide the output of:

% ls -l /usr/lib/node_modules/glob/node_modules


% cat /usr/lib/node_modules/glob/package.json

so we can troubleshoot this further.  Thanks!

Comment 2 M. Edward (Ed) Borasky 2014-09-26 23:36:18 UTC
ls -l /usr/lib/node_modules/glob/node_modules
total 16
drwxr-xr-x. 3 nobody znmeb 4096 Sep 26 16:00 graceful-fs
drwxr-xr-x. 2 nobody znmeb 4096 Sep 26 16:00 inherits
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root   root    32 Jun  7 10:52 inherits;5425f221 -> /usr/lib/node_modules/inherits@2
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root   root    32 Jun  7 10:52 inherits;5425f243 -> /usr/lib/node_modules/inherits@2
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root   root    32 Jun  7 10:52 inherits;5425f28a -> /usr/lib/node_modules/inherits@2
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root   root    32 Jun  7 10:52 inherits;5425f452 -> /usr/lib/node_modules/inherits@2
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root   root    32 Jun  7 10:52 inherits;5425f6d5 -> /usr/lib/node_modules/inherits@2
drwxr-xr-x. 4 nobody znmeb 4096 Sep 26 16:00 minimatch
drwxr-xr-x. 4 nobody znmeb 4096 Sep 26 16:00 once

cat /usr/lib/node_modules/glob/package.json
cat: /usr/lib/node_modules/glob/package.json: No such file or directory

Comment 3 T.C. Hollingsworth 2014-09-26 23:45:31 UTC
(In reply to M. Edward (Ed) Borasky from comment #2)
> cat /usr/lib/node_modules/glob/package.json
> cat: /usr/lib/node_modules/glob/package.json: No such file or directory

This file should definitely exist if the folder /usr/lib/node_modules/glob exists.  You seem to have an existing installation of nodejs-glob that is corrupted for some reason.

Does rpm report it to be installed?

% rpm -q nodejs-glob

If so, try removing it and clean up the mess and retry installing it:

# yum remove nodejs-glob
# rm -rf /usr/lib/node_modules/glob
# yum install nodejs-glob

If not, skip the first command:

# rm -rf /usr/lib/node_modules/glob
# yum install nodejs-glob

This should return everything to a working state.

Comment 4 M. Edward (Ed) Borasky 2014-09-26 23:51:48 UTC
Ah - OK - go ahead and close this! Somehow the devassistant dependency installer is hosing up the Node.js package structure - see for how it's happening.

Comment 5 M. Edward (Ed) Borasky 2014-09-27 03:21:58 UTC
Created attachment 941772 [details]
screenshot of DevAssistant requesting install of 'glob' while it's already there

Current state of the system:

node.js and npm and nodejs-glob are all installed, as are the RPM dependencies devassistant wants to make an Express project:

1. Open devassistant
2. Create an Express.js project using the 'deps-only' checkbox
3. DevAssistant tries to install 'glob' via NPM - see screenshot

glob is there:

$ yum list installed|grep nodejs-glob
nodejs-glob.noarch            3.2.6-2.fc21          @fedora                     

If I allow it to install 'glob' from NPM it says it has done so, but re-running the project creation doesn't recognize that it's there and asks me to install it again!

It appears to have installed a local version of glob-4.0.6 in my home directory; there are files in ~/node_modules and ~/.npm. But I don't think DevAssistant is looking there. Perhaps there's an environment variable I need to set before starting DevAssistant.

Comment 6 M. Edward (Ed) Borasky 2014-09-27 03:26:20 UTC
I suspect this will go away when glob-4.0.6 makes it into the repositories -  1030898

Comment 7 M. Edward (Ed) Borasky 2014-11-20 09:39:01 UTC
This has gone away, although I can't determine which new package fixed it. DevAssistant installs 'glob' from an RPM, discovers it needs a newer version and summons npm to install it. npm then goes and gets glob 4.2.0

Comment 8 M. Edward (Ed) Borasky 2014-11-29 05:41:01 UTC
You can close this - it now works as of devassistant-0.9.3-2.fc21

Comment 9 Kristjan Stefansson 2016-04-19 16:37:27 UTC
I'm getting this problem:
Any idea's???

root ~ # dnf update -y
Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'home_tpokorra_mono', disabling.
Last metadata expiration check: 0:39:07 ago on Tue Apr 19 15:57:01 2016.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                                   Arch                             Version                                   Repository                        Size
 nodejs-inherits                           noarch                           2.0.1-6.fc23                              fedora                            13 k

Transaction Summary
Upgrade  1 Package

Total download size: 13 k
Downloading Packages:
nodejs-inherits-2.0.1-6.fc23.noarch.rpm                                                                                      593 kB/s |  13 kB     00:00    
Total                                                                                                                         10 kB/s |  13 kB     00:01     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Upgrading   : nodejs-inherits-2.0.1-6.fc23.noarch                                                                                                      1/2 
Error unpacking rpm package nodejs-inherits-2.0.1-6.fc23.noarch
Error unpacking rpm package nodejs-inherits-2.0.1-6.fc23.noarch
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/lib/node_modules/inherits: cpio: rename
nodejs-inherits-2.0.1-6.fc23.noarch was supposed to be installed but is not!
  Verifying   : nodejs-inherits-2.0.1-6.fc23.noarch                                                                                                      1/2 
nodejs-inherits-2.0.1-5.fc21.noarch was supposed to be removed but is not!
  Verifying   : nodejs-inherits-2.0.1-5.fc21.noarch                                                                                                      2/2 

  nodejs-inherits.noarch 2.0.1-6.fc23                                                                                                                        


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