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EACCES: permission denied, access '/root/.npm'
I was trying to install a npm package
npm i -g bash-language-server with sudo privileges and after downloading and extracting all file i am getting this error.
$ sudo npm i -g bash-language-server [sudo] password for terabyte: /usr/bin/bash-language-server -> /usr/lib/node_modules/bash-language-server/bin/main.js > email@example.com install /usr/lib/node_modules/bash-language-server/node_modules/tree-sitter > prebuild-install || node-gyp rebuild prebuild-install WARN install EACCES: permission denied, access '/root/.npm' gyp WARN EACCES user "root" does not have permission to access the dev dir "/root/.node-gyp/10.15.1" gyp WARN EACCES attempting to reinstall using temporary dev dir "/usr/lib/node_modules/bash-language-server/node_modules/tree-sitter/.node-gyp" gyp WARN install got an error, rolling back install gyp WARN install got an error, rolling back install gyp ERR! configure error gyp ERR! stack Error: EACCES: permission denied, mkdir '/usr/lib/node_modules/bash-language-server/node_modules/tree-sitter/.node-gyp' gyp ERR! System Linux 4.19.24-1-MANJARO gyp ERR! command "/usr/bin/node" "/usr/lib/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild" gyp ERR! cwd /usr/lib/node_modules/bash-language-server/node_modules/tree-sitter gyp ERR! node -v v10.15.1 gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v3.8.0 gyp ERR! not ok npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE npm ERR! errno 1 npm ERR! firstname.lastname@example.org install: `prebuild-install || node-gyp rebuild` npm ERR! Exit status 1 npm ERR! npm ERR! Failed at the email@example.com install script. npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above. npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: npm ERR! /root/.npm/_logs/2019-02-25T13_25_39_685Z-debug.log
Are you running the command as
root, such as in a Dockerfile?
No dockerfile. I have sudo privileges so i am using
sudo to run
npm i -g bash-language-server.
Note : some packages like nodemon are being installed with
sudo but not this
I had no errors when I installed without sudo (I have write permission to global packages) :
npm i -g bash-language-server
I did reproduce similar errors when I used sudo:
sudo npm i -g bash-language-server
I was able to install without errors by adding
--unsafe-perm. I don’t know enough about the package to say whether this is appropriate, and up to you whether to use this.
sudo npm i -g bash-language-server --unsafe-perm
I did find a link with some people having similar looking issue: