npm install bonescript Error


I got tired of looking for your e-mail on the mailing list, so I’ll just put the list in reply. This is the danger of e-mailing me support questions directly–not something I like too much.

Excellent thanks for the quick response!

Hi all - I am running into the same problem - but the workaround does not seem to fix it. It gets me past the “bad python” call - but does not compile. Any insights? Thanks

root@beaglebone:~# npm install bonescript --save

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bonescript@0.2.3 preinstall /home/root/node_modules/bonescript

node-gyp clean || (exit 0); node-gyp configure build

gyp ERR! Completion callback never invoked!

gyp ERR! System Linux 3.8.13

gyp ERR! command “node” “/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js” “configure” “build”

gyp ERR! cwd /home/root/node_modules/bonescript

gyp ERR! node -v v0.8.22

gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v0.8.5

gyp ERR! This is a bug in node-gyp.

gyp ERR! Please file an Issue:

gyp ERR!

npm ERR! bonescript@0.2.3 preinstall: node-gyp clean || (exit 0); node-gyp configure build

npm ERR! sh "-c" "node-gyp clean || (exit 0); node-gyp configure build" failed with 6

npm ERR!

npm ERR! Failed at the bonescript@0.2.3 preinstall script.

npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the bonescript package,

npm ERR! not with npm itself.

npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:

npm ERR! node-gyp clean || (exit 0); node-gyp configure build

npm ERR! You can get their info via:

npm ERR! npm owner ls bonescript

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” “bonescript” “–save”

npm ERR! cwd /home/root

npm ERR! node -v v0.8.22

npm ERR! npm -v 1.2.14


npm ERR!

npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:

npm ERR! /home/root/npm-debug.log

npm ERR! not ok code 0

And I figured out my error…

if you type:

beaglebone# nano /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configsre.js

search for and replace

if (semver.gte(version, ‘2.5.0’) &&, ‘3.0.0’)) {
} else {


// if (semver.gte(version, ‘2.5.0’) &&, ‘3.0.0’)) {
// } else {
// failPythonVersion(version)
// }

Then a quick
beaglebone# node -pe “require(‘bonescript’).getPlatform().bonescript”

returns 0.2.3

I know that this is an old thread now, but I had the same problems, followed this solution and now I am getting an error about node-gyp failing to import module filecmp. Any ideas?

Thanks, Josh

Not sure why that, but I've found a newer work-around to the original
problem that avoids editing configure.js:

TERM=dumb npm install -g bonescript