[arch-general] "npm" package issues
eschwartz at archlinux.org
Wed Nov 4 18:58:30 UTC 2020
On 11/4/20 1:03 PM, Greg Minshall via arch-general wrote:
> this is just a status update, mostly for anyone in the future who might
> find this useful for their problem. but, if anyone in the near-present
> has any comment, i'm happy. (and, i appreciate all the help up to now!)
> presumably this is all fallout from some historic "npm update -g".
> way too many details follow.
> i removed all files from /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules *not*
> owned by the npm package.
> then, [pacman -Syu] (without '--overwrite', as the offending files have
> been removed)succeeded.
> but, in the output, immediately after
> (192/192) checking available disk space
> (and some trailing ###...)
> there were a number of lines like
> warning: could not get file information for usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/meant/.npmignore
> warning: could not get file information for usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/meant/.travis.yml
> warning: could not get file information for usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/rc/node_modules/
> warning: could not get file information for usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/rc/node_modules/minimist/
> warning: could not get file information for usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/rc/node_modules/minimist/.travis.yml
> warning: could not get file information for usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/rc/node_modules/minimist/LICENSE
> warning: could not get file information for usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/rc/node_modules/minimist/example/
> [pacman -Qo] says they are all owned by no package. if that is so, what
> is causing the upgrade process to look for them?
This pacman warning indicates that while deleting the files from the old
copy of the package, it could not find some files to delete, before
installing the new copy of the package.
The files should definitely be owned, though... I suspect your issue is
due to upgrading the pacman version, resulting in some files that could
not be deleted due to not existing, but were not part of the new package
and therefore did not exist afterward either.
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
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