Ionic will not install on Windows 10


#1

PS C:\Users\francis> npm install -g ionic
npm ERR! 404 Not Found
npm ERR! 404
npm ERR! 404 ‘ionic/app-generators’ is not in the npm registry.
npm ERR! 404 You should bug the author to publish it
npm ERR! 404 It was specified as a dependency of 'ionic’
npm ERR! 404
npm ERR! 404 Note that you can also install from a
npm ERR! 404 tarball, folder, or http url, or git url.

npm ERR! System Windows_NT 10.0.14393
npm ERR! command “C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe” “C:\Users\francis\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\npm\bin\npm-cli.js” “install” “-g” "ionic"
npm ERR! cwd C:\Users\francis
npm ERR! node -v v4.4.5
npm ERR! npm -v 1.4.27
npm ERR! code E404
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users\francis\npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code 0
PS C:\Users\francis>


#2

That’s a really old version of npm. My guess is it doesn’t support scoped packages, because it should install @ionic/app-generators, not ionic/app-generators.

Either install node v6, or at least upgrade npm by doing npm install -g npm.


#3

Thank you for your help. I installed node v6 and rebooted. But npm seems
not to be working at all now - it just hangs like this:
[ …] \ fetch: sill doParallel fetch 1

I don’t really know what is going on with it - I’ll probably just give it
up.

Thanks again for your help.


#4

Try running npm cache clean, sometimes it helps. Otherwise, you could try completely removing Node and npm first, then installing the latest version again.


#5

I finally did get it installed - I did npm-windows-upgrade. Not sure if
that’s what did it. But it took a long time to install.
Thanks for your help. I will make a note to try npm cache clean if I run
into more problems.