Monday, November 02, 2015

npm ERR! while installing Ionic on OSX

Hi All,

While I was trying to install Ionic framework to start develop cross mobile apps using Ionic, I was getting errors while running the following command:

$ npm install -g cordova ionic

I have El Capitan version 10.11.1 with Node.js version 5.0.0 and npm version 3.3.6.

I tried to uninstall cordova first, then re-install cordova. After that, I tried to install ionic by itself but i was getting the following errors in the terminal window:

npm ERR! Darwin 15.0.0
npm ERR! argv "/usr/local/bin/node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "-g" "ionic"
npm ERR! node v5.0.0
npm ERR! npm  v3.3.6
npm ERR! syscall read

I tried to read more if i am missing any requirements for Cordova CLI in OSX. I found out that XCode contains all OSX SDK tools and dependencies for Cordova apps development in OSX.

Cordova CLI Requirements url for OSX:

So i have decided to install XCode first, and the i re-ran the installation command for Ionic and i was able to create Ionic apps on my OSX dev machine.

So installing XCode on my machine did the trick!

Hope this helps.

Thanks a lot.

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