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Installation fails

Overview

Attempting to install npm with the following command fails: npm run setup:dev

Symptoms

Attempting to run npm run setup:dev is not successful. An error message may, or may not, be displayed.

Cause

The most common causes are:

  • Using unsupported versions of Node.js and or npm

  • Typescript is not installed globally

  • Installation is stopped before completion of the process.

    npm run setup:dev runs multiple processes so it will often takes longer than expected. This may cause the user to assume that the process has stopped responding.

Resolution

We recommend doing the following:

  • Check that supported versions of node.js and npm are installed and that TypeScript is installed globally.

  • If you stopped the process in the middle, delete node modules and re-install npm as follows:

    npm run clean
    npm install
    npm run setup:dev;
note

Stopping the installation process can result in changes to the package.json. We recommend checking that Lerna did not change the file, and if it did, to discard the changes.

  • If the process failed after stage 5, check that Docker is running.

  • Ask for help on our Discord Server

Installation is slow

Additional Information

See ReadMe

Discord Thread: npm run setup:dev takes a long time to complete