I’ve been tinkering with Particle’s Photon boards, and figured I’d give their CLI a try. Unfortunately, on running their install with npm install -g particle-cli, I started receiving the following error:
gyp ERR! build error gyp ERR! stack Error: make failed with exit code: 2 gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onExit (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/build.js:262:23) gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:188:13) gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:254:12) gyp ERR! System Darwin 18.2.0 gyp ERR! command "/usr/local/Cellar/node/11.6.0/bin/node" "/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild" gyp ERR! cwd /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport gyp ERR! node -v v11.6.0 gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v3.8.0 gyp ERR! not ok npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE npm ERR! errno 1 npm ERR! [email protected] install: prebuild-install || node-gyp rebuild npm ERR! Exit status 1
After looking around online, uninstalling/reinstalling Homebrew, Node, etc, I still got nowhere. Figuring it had something to do with my recent swap to a new Mac, I started poking around forums for path issues and finally found this.
The solution in the link is simple. Go to your profile (
vi ~/.bash_profile for most people) and enter the following:
if [ -d "$HOME/bin" ] ; then PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" fi
Save the file and reload your profile using source ~/.bash_profile
This took care of the problem for me!