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npm fails to install Cypress

What I Wanted to Do

Install cypress (

Reproduction Steps:

(Windows 10 Enterprise, x64)

npm install cypress --save-dev

What Happened:

npm ERR! cb() never called!

npm ERR! This is an error with npm itself. Please report this error at:
npm ERR!     <>

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     C:\Users\lviktorin\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\_logs\2019-07-25T17_42_45_184Z-debug.log

2019-07-25T17_30_48_290Z-debug.log (245.2 KB)

Platform Info

Windows 10 Enterprise, x64

$ npm --versions
{ TrestleWeb: '0.0.1',
  npm: '6.9.0',
  ares: '1.10.1-DEV',
  cldr: '32.0',
  http_parser: '2.8.0',
  icu: '60.1',
  modules: '57',
  napi: '3',
  nghttp2: '1.32.0',
  node: '8.11.4',
  openssl: '1.0.2p',
  tz: '2017c',
  unicode: '10.0',
  uv: '1.19.1',
  v8: '6.2.414.54',
  zlib: '1.2.11' }

$ node -p process.platform

This is likely fixed in one of the latest few npm releases. Run npm i -g npm to get it. You can also update by downloading the “current” release on, though that does trail a few versions behind. (Ie, v12, not v10.)