ngCordova error when trying to update with bower


I’ve tried to make sure I’m using the latest version as my ngCordova media plugin isn’t working for some reason.

I get this error:

    npm WARN locking Error: EACCES, open '/Users/SubjectiveEffect/.npm/_locks/bower-e8debc5417026b57.lock'
npm WARN locking     at Error (native)
npm WARN locking  /Users/SubjectiveEffect/.npm/_locks/bower-e8debc5417026b57.lock failed { [Error: EACCES, open '/Users/SubjectiveEffect/.npm/_locks/bower-e8debc5417026b57.lock']
npm WARN locking   errno: -13,
npm WARN locking   code: 'EACCES',
npm WARN locking   path: '/Users/SubjectiveEffect/.npm/_locks/bower-e8debc5417026b57.lock' }
npm ERR! Darwin 14.5.0
npm ERR! argv "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "-g" "bower"
npm ERR! node v0.12.7
npm ERR! npm  v2.11.3

npm ERR! Attempt to unlock /usr/local/lib/node_modules/bower, which hasn't been locked
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! If you need help, you may report this error at:
npm ERR!     <>

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR!     /Users/SubjectiveEffect/myApp/npm-debug.log

I’ve no idea how to fix this.

Anyone any ideas?


That usually means you need to do sudo.


Avoid installing node with sudo, prefer an installation with nvm you’ll avoid this kind of errors and polluting your home directory with sub folders owned by root.


I’m getting this error now, after trying some cleanup.

"bower cached git://
bower validate 0.1.12-alpha against git://*
bower ECMDERR Failed to execute “git ls-remote --tags --heads git://”, exit code of #69 Agreeing to the Xcode/iOS license requires admin privileges, please re-run as root via sudo.

Additional error details:
Agreeing to the Xcode/iOS license requires admin privileges, please re-run as root via sudo."

But if I try to run it with sudo I get told:

"bower ESUDO Cannot be run with sudo

Additional error details:
Since bower is a user command, there is no need to execute it with superuser permissions.
If you’re having permission errors when using bower without sudo, please spend a few minutes learning more about how your system should work and make any necessary repairs."


Anyone? I’m stuck here.


You need to open up XCode and you’ll get a popup to agree to the XCode license. After that you shouldn’t be getting that error anymore.