NPM throws errors at traceur install on OS X

https://github.com/tejas-manohar/itnerary-civic-hacking -- I cloned this git repo down locally. Installed grunt-cli globally, and ran npm run nss (script written by author of original server template -- look in package.json, not complex) and faced numerous errors at the traceur install + git cloning. I've included the trail from terminal window in the pastebin linked below. The npm debug/error log mentioned is not present at the suggested location. npm install alone does not help the situation and returns nothing back. NodeJS v0.10.29 is installed via Node Version Manager (NVM) on OS X 10.9.3.

http://pastebin.com/UJFL3k2E

I'm not the most adept with some of the technologies discussed here. Would someone please attempt to walk me through (a) solution(s) and/or steps to get better clues? All assistance is appreciated.

Answers


There's a couple of problems going on which are causing the problems you have seen. The first of which is the command that is run when you run npm run nss, which fails for you with this:

rm: ../../app/static/js/vendor/traceur.js: No such file or directory

This is because, well, the file simply does not exist (yet). If you look at the commands which are run when you run npm run nss, you'll see that the remove file is followed by the copy file of traceur.js to that very location. So I would guess that whoever wrote the script intended for this to be run after it was initially setup, and the remove/copy would be done once the file was initially copied there. Therefore, you must first copy the traceur.js file to app/static/js/vendor before you can successfully execute npm run nss.

But then the next problem, the file should be copied from tools/traceur-compiler/bin doesn't exist either. This is because the traceur-compiler project has recently deleted this (compiled) file from their project, which you can see via this commit: https://github.com/google/traceur-compiler/commit/429c3d850dcb7636320e81fd782c61a06de0fbf1

So you need to regenerate this file, which you can do by (from the itnerary-civic-hacking root directory):

  • cd tools/traceur-compiler
  • make bin/traceur.js
  • cp bin/traceur.js ../../app/static/js/vendor

This will get you in the same state as if you successfully ran npm run nss.

You won't be able to re-run the npm run nss command, but you really shouldn't need to since its more of a setup command than anything (it creates a directory, clones a github repo, etc). If you wanted to update the traceur-compiler in the future (though you may never have to do this) then I would recommend running the following steps (from the itnerary-civic-hacking root directory):

  • cd tools/traceur-compiler
  • git pull origin master
  • npm install
  • make bin/traceur.js
  • cp bin/traceur.js ../../app/static/js/vendor

Need Your Help

Python slice by variable, last index

python slice

I have a function that is supposed to return elements from a list in the inclusive slice [a, b].

Including null elements in JSON output of Jersey RESTful API with JAXB

java json jaxb jersey jax-rs

I have a class that I would like to expose through a Jersey RESTful API. It looks similar to this:

About UNIX Resources Network

Original, collect and organize Developers related documents, information and materials, contains jQuery, Html, CSS, MySQL, .NET, ASP.NET, SQL, objective-c, iPhone, Ruby on Rails, C, SQL Server, Ruby, Arrays, Regex, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, XML, Ajax, DataBase, and so on.