Node Librarys npm install fails

I have been working my way thru the book "Programming the BBB Getting started with Javascript and BoneScript using my BBB REV A5C board
When I try and install the Node library’s i2c and serialport it fails and I see what might be a key statement in the terminal dump. I see the same error
message in both the i2c and serialport attempts to install.

ImportError: No module named compiler.ast

The procedure I am using is as follows for the serialport library same method for i2c with npm install -g i2c

sh-4.2# date
Thu Aug 7 22:48:56 UTC 2014
sh-4.2# npm update
sh-4.2# npm config set strict-ssl false
sh-4.2# npm install -g serialport

I am using the latest image of Angstrom from BB.org and it fails the same if I boot from an SDcard or Flash version.

I wonder if the latest image has passed by the A5C board??

I also have a BBB REV C board and the procedure worked fine for i2c and I can use the Adafruit 7Seg display with the node library.

Here is the terminal capture from trying to install serialport

sh-4.2# npm install -g serialport
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/serialport
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/serialport
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/serialport/-/serialport-1.4.5.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/serialport/-/serialport-1.4.5.tgz
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings/1.2.1
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/async/0.9.0
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/sf/0.1.7
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/optimist
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/nan
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/nan
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/nan/-/nan-1.3.0.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/async/0.9.0
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings/1.2.1
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/optimist
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings/-/bindings-1.2.1.tgz
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/optimist/-/optimist-0.6.1.tgz
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/async/-/async-0.9.0.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/sf/0.1.7
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/sf/-/sf-0.1.7.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/optimist/-/optimist-0.6.1.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/async/-/async-0.9.0.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/nan/-/nan-1.3.0.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings/-/bindings-1.2.1.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/sf/-/sf-0.1.7.tgz
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/wordwrap
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/minimist
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/wordwrap
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/wordwrap/-/wordwrap-0.0.2.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/minimist
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/minimist/-/minimist-0.0.10.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/wordwrap/-/wordwrap-0.0.2.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/minimist/-/minimist-0.0.10.tgz
/usr/bin/serialportlist → /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/bin/serialportList.js
/usr/bin/serialportterm → /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/bin/serialportTerminal.js

serialport@1.4.5 install /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport
node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build

node-pre-gyp http GET https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz
node-pre-gyp http 404 https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz
node-pre-gyp http Pre-built binary not available for your system (falling back to source compile with node-gyp)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/gyp”, line 15, in
import gyp
File “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/pylib/gyp/init.py”, line 8, in
import gyp.input
File “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/pylib/gyp/input.py”, line 5, in
from compiler.ast import Const
ImportError: No module named compiler.ast <<<------ THE ERROR MESSAGE I AM REFERING TO
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error: gyp failed with exit code: 1
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onCpExit (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:416:16)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:99:17)
gyp ERR! stack at Process._handle.onexit (child_process.js:678:10)
gyp ERR! System Linux 3.8.13
gyp ERR! command “/usr/bin/node” “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js” “rebuild” “–name=serialport” “–configuration=Release” “–module_name=serialport” “–version=1.4.5” “–major=1” “–minor=4” “–patch=5” “–runtime=node” “–node_abi=v8-3.11” “–platform=linux” “–target_platform=linux” “–arch=arm” “–target_arch=arm” “–module_main=./serialport” “–host=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/” “–module_path=/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/build/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm” “–remote_path=./serialport/v1.4.5/Release/” “–package_name=v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz” “–staged_tarball=build/stage/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz” “–hosted_path=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/” “–hosted_tarball=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz”
gyp ERR! cwd /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport
gyp ERR! node -v v0.8.22
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v0.8.5
gyp ERR! not ok
node-pre-gyp ERR! build error
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack Error: Failed to execute ‘/usr/bin/node rebuild --name=serialport --configuration=Release --module_name=serialport --version=1.4.5 --major=1 --minor=4 --patch=5 --runtime=node --node_abi=v8-3.11 --platform=linux --target_platform=linux --arch=arm --target_arch=arm --module_main=./serialport --host=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/ --module_path=/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/build/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm --remote_path=./serialport/v1.4.5/Release/ --package_name=v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz --staged_tarball=build/stage/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz --hosted_path=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/ --hosted_tarball=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz’ (1)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.module.exports.run_gyp (/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/node_modules/node-pre-gyp/lib/util/compile.js:76:29)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:99:17)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at maybeClose (child_process.js:638:16)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at Process._handle.onexit (child_process.js:680:5)
node-pre-gyp ERR! System Linux 3.8.13
node-pre-gyp ERR! command “node” “/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/node_modules/.bin/node-pre-gyp” “install” “–fallback-to-build”
node-pre-gyp ERR! cwd /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport
node-pre-gyp ERR! node -v v0.8.22
node-pre-gyp ERR! node-pre-gyp -v v0.5.19
node-pre-gyp ERR! not ok
Failed to execute ‘/usr/bin/node rebuild --name=serialport --configuration=Release --module_name=serialport --version=1.4.5 --major=1 --minor=4 --patch=5 --runtime=node --node_abi=v8-3.11 --platform=linux --target_platform=linux --arch=arm --target_arch=arm --module_main=./serialport --host=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/ --module_path=/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/build/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm --remote_path=./serialport/v1.4.5/Release/ --package_name=v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz --staged_tarball=build/stage/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz --hosted_path=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/ --hosted_tarball=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz’ (1)
npm ERR! serialport@1.4.5 install: node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
npm ERR! sh "-c" "node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build" failed with 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the serialport@1.4.5 install script.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the serialport package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
npm ERR! You can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls serialport
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! System Linux 3.8.13
npm ERR! command “/usr/bin/node” “/usr/bin/npm” “install” “-g” “serialport”
npm ERR! cwd /home/root
npm ERR! node -v v0.8.22
npm ERR! npm -v 1.2.14
npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! /home/root/npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code 0
sh-4.2#

npm-debug.log is very long so I will only paste in the end of it

3579 info install npmlog@0.0.6
3580 info postinstall npmlog@0.0.6
3581 info install node-pre-gyp@0.5.19
3582 info postinstall node-pre-gyp@0.5.19
3583 info install serialport@1.4.5
3584 verbose unsafe-perm in lifecycle false
3585 verbose set uid from=0 to=nobody
3586 silly exec sh “-c” “node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build”
3587 silly sh,-c,node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build,/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport spawning
3588 info serialport@1.4.5 Failed to exec install script
3589 info /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport unbuild
3590 verbose from cache /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/package.json
3591 info preuninstall serialport@1.4.5
3592 info uninstall serialport@1.4.5
3593 verbose true,/usr/lib/node_modules,/usr/lib/node_modules unbuild serialport@1.4.5
3594 verbose /usr/bin,[object Object] binRoot
3595 info postuninstall serialport@1.4.5
3596 error serialport@1.4.5 install: node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
3596 error sh "-c" "node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build" failed with 1
3597 error Failed at the serialport@1.4.5 install script.
3597 error This is most likely a problem with the serialport package,
3597 error not with npm itself.
3597 error Tell the author that this fails on your system:
3597 error node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
3597 error You can get their info via:
3597 error npm owner ls serialport
3597 error There is likely additional logging output above.
3598 error System Linux 3.8.13
3599 error command “/usr/bin/node” “/usr/bin/npm” “install” “-g” “serialport”
3600 error cwd /home/root
3601 error node -v v0.8.22
3602 error npm -v 1.2.14
3603 error code ELIFECYCLE
3604 verbose exit [ 1, true ]

Thank’s for any thoughts I am not a Linux expert.
The book is using the Angstrom distribution but maybe at a later revision the A5C and it works for Simon Monk

Tom

This is actually your problem . .

node-pre-gyp http 404 https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz
node-pre-gyp http Pre-built binary not available for your system (falling back to source compile with node-gyp)

I have been working my way thru the book "Programming the BBB Getting started with Javascript and BoneScript using my BBB REV A5C board
When I try and install the Node library’s i2c and serialport it fails and I see what might be a key statement in the terminal dump. I see the same error
message in both the i2c and serialport attempts to install.

ImportError: No module named compiler.ast

The procedure I am using is as follows for the serialport library same method for i2c with npm install -g i2c

sh-4.2# date
Thu Aug 7 22:48:56 UTC 2014
sh-4.2# npm update
sh-4.2# npm config set strict-ssl false
sh-4.2# npm install -g serialport

I am using the latest image of Angstrom from BB.org and it fails the same if I boot from an SDcard or Flash version.

I wonder if the latest image has passed by the A5C board??

I also have a BBB REV C board and the procedure worked fine for i2c and I can use the Adafruit 7Seg display with the node library.

Here is the terminal capture from trying to install serialport

sh-4.2# npm install -g serialport
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/serialport
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/serialport
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/serialport/-/serialport-1.4.5.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/serialport/-/serialport-1.4.5.tgz
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings/1.2.1
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/async/0.9.0
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/sf/0.1.7
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/optimist
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/nan
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/nan
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/nan/-/nan-1.3.0.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/async/0.9.0
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings/1.2.1
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/optimist
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings/-/bindings-1.2.1.tgz
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/optimist/-/optimist-0.6.1.tgz
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/async/-/async-0.9.0.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/sf/0.1.7
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/sf/-/sf-0.1.7.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/optimist/-/optimist-0.6.1.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/async/-/async-0.9.0.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/nan/-/nan-1.3.0.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings/-/bindings-1.2.1.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/sf/-/sf-0.1.7.tgz
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/wordwrap
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/minimist
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/wordwrap
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/wordwrap/-/wordwrap-0.0.2.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/minimist
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/minimist/-/minimist-0.0.10.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/wordwrap/-/wordwrap-0.0.2.tgz
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/minimist/-/minimist-0.0.10.tgz
/usr/bin/serialportlist → /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/bin/serialportList.js
/usr/bin/serialportterm → /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/bin/serialportTerminal.js

serialport@1.4.5 install /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport
node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build

node-pre-gyp http GET https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz
node-pre-gyp http 404 https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz
node-pre-gyp http Pre-built binary not available for your system (falling back to source compile with node-gyp)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/gyp”, line 15, in
import gyp
File “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/pylib/gyp/init.py”, line 8, in
import gyp.input
File “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/pylib/gyp/input.py”, line 5, in
from compiler.ast import Const
ImportError: No module named compiler.ast <<<------ THE ERROR MESSAGE I AM REFERING TO
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error: gyp failed with exit code: 1
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onCpExit (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:416:16)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:99:17)
gyp ERR! stack at Process._handle.onexit (child_process.js:678:10)
gyp ERR! System Linux 3.8.13
gyp ERR! command “/usr/bin/node” “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js” “rebuild” “–name=serialport” “–configuration=Release” “–module_name=serialport” “–version=1.4.5” “–major=1” “–minor=4” “–patch=5” “–runtime=node” “–node_abi=v8-3.11” “–platform=linux” “–target_platform=linux” “–arch=arm” “–target_arch=arm” “–module_main=./serialport” “–host=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/” “–module_path=/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/build/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm” “–remote_path=./serialport/v1.4.5/Release/” “–package_name=v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz” “–staged_tarball=build/stage/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz” “–hosted_path=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/” “–hosted_tarball=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz
gyp ERR! cwd /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport
gyp ERR! node -v v0.8.22
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v0.8.5
gyp ERR! not ok
node-pre-gyp ERR! build error
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack Error: Failed to execute ‘/usr/bin/node rebuild --name=serialport --configuration=Release --module_name=serialport --version=1.4.5 --major=1 --minor=4 --patch=5 --runtime=node --node_abi=v8-3.11 --platform=linux --target_platform=linux --arch=arm --target_arch=arm --module_main=./serialport --host=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/ --module_path=/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/build/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm --remote_path=./serialport/v1.4.5/Release/ --package_name=v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz --staged_tarball=build/stage/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz --hosted_path=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/ --hosted_tarball=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz’ (1)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.module.exports.run_gyp (/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/node_modules/node-pre-gyp/lib/util/compile.js:76:29)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:99:17)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at maybeClose (child_process.js:638:16)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at Process._handle.onexit (child_process.js:680:5)
node-pre-gyp ERR! System Linux 3.8.13
node-pre-gyp ERR! command “node” “/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/node_modules/.bin/node-pre-gyp” “install” “–fallback-to-build”
node-pre-gyp ERR! cwd /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport
node-pre-gyp ERR! node -v v0.8.22
node-pre-gyp ERR! node-pre-gyp -v v0.5.19
node-pre-gyp ERR! not ok
Failed to execute ‘/usr/bin/node rebuild --name=serialport --configuration=Release --module_name=serialport --version=1.4.5 --major=1 --minor=4 --patch=5 --runtime=node --node_abi=v8-3.11 --platform=linux --target_platform=linux --arch=arm --target_arch=arm --module_main=./serialport --host=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/ --module_path=/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/build/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm --remote_path=./serialport/v1.4.5/Release/ --package_name=v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz --staged_tarball=build/stage/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz --hosted_path=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/ --hosted_tarball=https://node-serialport.s3.amazonaws.com/serialport/v1.4.5/Release/v8-3.11-linux-arm.tar.gz’ (1)
npm ERR! serialport@1.4.5 install: node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
npm ERR! sh "-c" "node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build" failed with 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the serialport@1.4.5 install script.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the serialport package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
npm ERR! You can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls serialport
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! System Linux 3.8.13
npm ERR! command “/usr/bin/node” “/usr/bin/npm” “install” “-g” “serialport”
npm ERR! cwd /home/root
npm ERR! node -v v0.8.22
npm ERR! npm -v 1.2.14
npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! /home/root/npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code 0
sh-4.2#

npm-debug.log is very long so I will only paste in the end of it

3579 info install npmlog@0.0.6
3580 info postinstall npmlog@0.0.6
3581 info install node-pre-gyp@0.5.19
3582 info postinstall node-pre-gyp@0.5.19
3583 info install serialport@1.4.5
3584 verbose unsafe-perm in lifecycle false
3585 verbose set uid from=0 to=nobody
3586 silly exec sh “-c” “node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build”
3587 silly sh,-c,node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build,/usr/lib/node_modules/serialport spawning
3588 info serialport@1.4.5 Failed to exec install script
3589 info /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport unbuild
3590 verbose from cache /usr/lib/node_modules/serialport/package.json
3591 info preuninstall serialport@1.4.5
3592 info uninstall serialport@1.4.5
3593 verbose true,/usr/lib/node_modules,/usr/lib/node_modules unbuild serialport@1.4.5
3594 verbose /usr/bin,[object Object] binRoot
3595 info postuninstall serialport@1.4.5
3596 error serialport@1.4.5 install: node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
3596 error sh "-c" "node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build" failed with 1
3597 error Failed at the serialport@1.4.5 install script.
3597 error This is most likely a problem with the serialport package,
3597 error not with npm itself.
3597 error Tell the author that this fails on your system:
3597 error node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
3597 error You can get their info via:
3597 error npm owner ls serialport
3597 error There is likely additional logging output above.
3598 error System Linux 3.8.13
3599 error command “/usr/bin/node” “/usr/bin/npm” “install” “-g” “serialport”
3600 error cwd /home/root
3601 error node -v v0.8.22
3602 error npm -v 1.2.14
3603 error code ELIFECYCLE
3604 verbose exit [ 1, true ]

Thank’s for any thoughts I am not a Linux expert.
The book is using the Angstrom distribution but maybe at a later revision the A5C and it works for Simon Monk

Tom

William

Are you implying a network issue on my A5C board.
I have tried the install of i2c both using the usb only 192.168.2.7 connection and also with the board
as a stand alone computer connected by hdmi to a monitor and using the terminal in the desktop that boots up.
The board is the same so network hardware on the card could be an issue.
As far as networking what little I did with the browser in the stand alone desktop it seemed to browse the internet without issue.
I ran the i2c install again on a new fresh Angstrom SD image, just in case something got corrupted on the SD card.
It still fails with no compiler.ast module
root@beaglebone:~# npm install -g i2c npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/i2c
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/i2c
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/underscore/1.2.4
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/coffee-script/1.3.3
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/repl/0.1.3
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/underscore/1.2.4
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/coffee-script/1.3.3
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/repl/0.1.3
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/bindings
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/underscore/1.2.4
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/coffee-script/1.3.3
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/repl/0.1.3

i2c@0.1.4 install /usr/lib/node_modules/i2c
node-gyp rebuild

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/gyp”, line 15, in
import gyp
File “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/pylib/gyp/init.py”, line 8, in
import gyp.input
File “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/pylib/gyp/input.py”, line 5, in
from compiler.ast import Const
ImportError: No module named compiler.ast

I do not see as many 304 errors this time.

Tom

AN UPDATE:
I decided as a test to try running Debian 5/14/2014 the latest image on BB.org on an SDcard plugged into my BBB A5C board to see if I could install the node library’s on Debian. I read somewhere Debian would not run on BBB with only 2GB of flash but I decided to see if off of a 4GB SD card it would.
Debian ran fine off of the 4GB SD card using my BBB Rev A5C board.

I was also able to install the node lib’s i2c and serialport without a hitch. I will try socket.io later.
As a test I ran my breadboard with an Adafruit 7 seg i2c display and a tmp36 temp sensor and it runs fine.

It looks like the issue I am having with my Rev A5C board using Angstrom is something in the latest Angstrom distribution or
the web site it goes to get files for node libraries being installed. The fact the I can get it to all work using Debian means my A5C boards
network hardware is not the issue.

As a side note when I tried doing the install of i2c again yesterday with Angstrom I got http errors on different files then what I show above.
I posted on that yesterday but I must have sent it to never never land and not here, pilot error on my part.

Tom