globally installed npm-packages not working

globally installed npm-packages not working


local npm-packages work as predicted, but it seems impossible for me to get globally-installed packages running. It doesn’t even throw any error, it’s just not doing anything ( express, coffee, etc.. )

This was not bothering me much until I wanted to use coffee-script.

things I allready checked ( I’m on Xubuntu 12.04 ):

  • npm lists it
  • its installed in /usr/local/bin
  • ( updated | uninstalled | reinstalled ) npm via ( npm | apt-get )
  • uninstalled nodejs and did fresh git-rebuild to /opt/bin/node

    => same thing..

anyone knows a solution?

Problem courtesy of: tibtob


turns out it tried to start with node instead of nodejs command. So in /usr/local/lib/node_modules/coffee-script/bin/coffee I changed #!/usr/bin/env node to #!/usr/bin/env nodejs and works fine now.

Solution courtesy of: tibtob


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