Node-gyp is a cross-platform command-line tool written in Node.js for compiling native addon modules for Node.js. It is used to compile native module bindings in Node.js. This tool is required for building and installing native module dependencies for Node.js applications.
Why we get NODE-GYP ERROR
Node-gyp errors occur when there is an issue with the native module compilation process, usually due to missing or incorrect build tools. This can happen when the system does not have the required build tools, the right version of Node.js or incorrect configuration of build tools.
Fixing Node-Gyp Issues on Windows
- Install node version 10 – To fix the Node-gyp issues on Windows, it is advisable to first install Node version 10. To install Node version 10, visit https://nodejs.org/en/blog/release/v10.18.0/.
- Next, open Windows PowerShell as an administrator and run the following commands:
npm install --global --production windows-build-tools --vs2015 #Next npm config set msvs_version 2015 --global #Next npm config set python python2.7
These commands will install the required build tools and set the necessary configurations to resolve the Node-gyp issues.
Fixing Node-Gyp Issues on Ubuntu
For Ubuntu users, the following steps can be followed to fix Node-gyp issues:
- Install build-essential, python2.7 and make
sudo apt-get install build-essential python2.7 make
Set the default Python version to 2.7
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python2.7 1
These steps will install the required build tools and resolve the Node-gyp issues.
Node-gyp errors can be frustrating but with the right steps, they can be resolved. It is important to have the correct version of Node.js and the required build tools installed on the system. In case of any further issues, you can reach out to Fande Technologies via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Whatsapp: 0797852428 for more help.
For more help with resolving Node-gyp issues, you can reach out to Fande Technologies via email: email@example.com or Whatsapp: 0797852428.