NPM: no such file or directory

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 I removed NPM in order to install older version. (I can't exactly command which I used). now I can't install it again. npm -v output: bash: /usr/bin/npm: /usr/bin/nodejs: bad interpreter: No such file or directory which npm output: /usr/bin/npm

curl -L | sudo sh


`install npm@latest
    throw err;

Error: Cannot find module '/tmp/npm.9881/package/bin/read-package-json.js'
at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:542:15)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:472:25)
at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:682:10)
at startup (bootstrap_node.js:191:16)
at bootstrap_node.js:613:3
up to date in 0.059s
/usr/local/bin/npx -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npx-cli.js
/usr/local/bin/npm -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js
+ npm@5.5.1
added 1 package in 1.907s
 It worked`

UPD: Solved. Remove node/nodejs/npm completely and remove all relative folders a then reinstall via NVM helped.

Better way to install nodejs is via nvm. Here you can install/use multiple version of nodejs in a machine.


nvm install $vesionNo

nvm use $versionNO

// for default 

nvm alias default node

@kevinhaas MWB (MalWareBytes) is a symptom to a deeper problem, the larger issue has to do with "no such file or directory" on *nix systems or that the actual error message is much too generic to troubleshoot. I am sure the npm team (more specifically @iarna) is aware of this.

In some Linux distributions, node is installed on /usr/bin/nodejs and not on /usr/bin/node.

What I did, is install nodejs-legacy, and it solved the problem. It creates a symlink from /usr/bin/nodejs to /usr/bin/node.

So, what I recommend (as the easiest solution) is to install nodejs-legacy:

sudo apt-get install nodejs-legacy

npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, chmod '/node_modules/rollup/dist/bin/rollup.js' npm ERR! enoent This is related to npm not being able to find a file.

If there is a character or a space other than the English characters from the windows user name, it can also be caused by this.

I'm talking about the installation of global packages. If you are installing a package on a specific project, it may also be caused by the lack of package.json.

npm ERR! path D:\TutsGalaxy\angular-and-node\package.json npm ERR! code ENOENT npm ERR! errno -4058 npm ERR! syscall open npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open 'D:\TutsGalaxy\angular-and-node\package.json' npm ERR! enoent This is related to npm not being able to find a file. npm ERR! enoent npm ERR!

Try this command:

sudo npm install -g npm@latest

For latest version or otherwise:

sudo npm install -g npm@<version_no_here>

For specific version.

npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, rename 'C:\Users\risha\Desktop\Front End Web UI Frameworks and Tools Bootstrap 4\git-test ode_modules\lite-server' -> 'C:\Users\risha\Desktop\Front End Web UI Frameworks and Tools Bootstrap 4\git-test ode_modules.lite-server.DELETE'

npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open 'C:\Users\THE_USERNAME pm-temp pm-THE_HASH' All commands were run as Administrator, so I had full permissions. Then I thought there were some issues with existing files so I ran:

If Googling "no such file or directory package.json" sent you here, then you might be using a very old version of Node.js The following page has good instructions of how to easily install the latest stable on many Operating systems and distros:

I've had this same problem when building with npm@6.1.0 for several of our company repos. When I remove package-lock.json before running npm install it works without problems, but when I keep package-lock.json it does not always work.

  • I don't need to install nvm or nodejs. I have problem with npm
  • npm comes with nodejs you don't need install them separately I think.
  • Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done nodejs-legacy is already the newest version (4.2.6~dfsg-1ubuntu4.1). 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 78 not upgraded.
  • Try the following commands whereis node and where is nodejs and print here the output
  • node: /usr/bin/node /usr/local/bin/node /usr/share/man/man1/node.1.gz nodejs: /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/lib/nodejs /usr/include/nodejs /usr/share/nodejs /usr/share/man/man1/nodejs.1.gz One more time: I have problem with NPM installing, I don't care about node/nodejs right now.
  • sudo: unable to execute /usr/bin/npm: No such file or directory Hangup
  • try installing by sudo apt-get install npm. If this also doesn't work then try installing node again. Follow this:…
  • You cannot run sudo npm install -g npm@latest since the nmp does not exist in the system.