Empty node binaries after reboot

(Tommy) #1

Hi folks,

(please read to end to understand my problem)

I am yet not sure how this behavior is related to npm or yarn / node but here what happened to me a few times:
At our work we have a vm using vagrant and virtualbox - it is a custom box - which we are using as a local test environment.

uname -a says Linux rm-dev 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.73-2+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux if thats helps.

To my problem:
I installed node.js on the vm using the following commands:


# Create and change directory
mkdir nodejs
cd nodejs

# Download archive
wget https://nodejs.org/dist/v8.1.4/node-v8.1.4-linux-x64.tar.xz

# Extract archive
tar -xvf node-v8.1.4-linux-x64.tar.xz

# Delete archive
rm node-v8.1.4-linux-x64.tar.xz

# Copy files to required directories
sudo cp -R node-v8.1.4-linux-x64/bin/* /usr/bin/
sudo cp -R node-v8.1.4-linux-x64/include/* /usr/include/
sudo cp -R node-v8.1.4-linux-x64/lib/* /usr/lib/
sudo cp -R node-v8.1.4-linux-x64/share/* /usr/share/

# Go back and delete directory
cd ..
rm -rf nodejs

After this process I have - obviously - the npm and node binaries available. Everything is fine. Then I have installed yarn and forever - still everything was fine and forever worked without any problems.

But here it comes: When I rebooted the VM the forever binary file /usr/bin/forever was simply empty. No content anymore. To solve this problem was to uninstall the package, clear npm cache and reinstall it and reboot - until it was not empty anymore.

Since today I could not understand what happens here or why.

Do anyone had this experience yet or have any idea?

Im thankful for every suggestion. If I missed some information which can help to help me - please tell me.

Thank yyyou

(system) #2

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