Atom - Will not install ink

installation

#1

Using Ubuntu 18
After some troubles, I had Juno working enough to code a bit, but only if I ran it as sudo. Fine. I remember having to delete my packages folder in .atom to get ink to install the first time. Eventually, atom will not start, so I attempt to reinstall it.

Now having to reinstall Juno is a nightmare. I get the previous error of ink not being able to install. My previous trick of deleting the packages folder to install ink does not work! I tried installing julia-client, uber-juno, ink from apm at the command line, but this also does not work. I then tried updating atom itself using apm to install atom-updater-linux. Wonderfully, this does not work as well, it appears to install an update, but after restarting it tries to update again and again endlessly.

What do I do now?


#2

What version of Atom are you running and how did you install it? You should never need to run package installation as sudo.

Also, what is the output of apm install ink? It’s basically impossible to help you if you don’t post the error messages.


#3

I got version 1.26.1-1
Installed using sudo apt-get install. Unable to install anything with apt-get without sudo.


#4

Right, then please get a newer version e.g. by downloading it directly from https://atom.io/.

Installed using sudo apt-get install. Unable to install anything with apt-get without sudo.

I meant installation of Atom packages via apm install or the Atom GUI should never need sudo.


#5

Ok just now:
Did a sudo apt-get remove atom --purge
Downloaded the .deb package from https:://atom.io
Installed it using package manager.

Still can only open as sudo. When I do it immediately tries to install ink and fails with the same error.


#6

this is the stack trace from running sudo apm install ink

ink@0.9.14 postinstall /tmp/apm-install-dir-119127-7754-a1ur7z.g7au8/node_modules/ink
node scripts/postinstall.js

module.js:538
throw err;
^

Error: Cannot find module ‘/tmp/apm-install-dir-119127-7754-a1ur7z.g7au8/node_modules/ink/scripts/postinstall.js’
at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:536:15)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:466:25)
at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:676:10)
at startup (bootstrap_node.js:187:16)
at bootstrap_node.js:608:3
npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open ‘/tmp/apm-install-dir-119127-7754-a1ur7z.g7au8/package.json’
npm WARN apm-install-dir-119127-7754-a1ur7z.g7au8 No description
npm WARN apm-install-dir-119127-7754-a1ur7z.g7au8 No repository field.
npm WARN apm-install-dir-119127-7754-a1ur7z.g7au8 No README data
npm WARN apm-install-dir-119127-7754-a1ur7z.g7au8 No license field.

npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! ink@0.9.14 postinstall: node scripts/postinstall.js
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the ink@0.9.14 postinstall script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! /home/cwmancuso/.atom/.apm/_logs/2019-02-27T17_23_44_262Z-debug.log


#7

Solved! Installed atom-beta

Thanks for your help


#8

Okay. Now I tried to install atom-beta on my workstation (Ubuntu 16.04)using what worked on my other computer… and I get the ink error again. this is the stack trace. Any suggestions?

ink@0.9.14 postinstall /tmp/apm-install-dir-119127-11425-unk3m5.aib9s/node_modules/ink

node scripts/postinstall.js

module.js:538
throw err;
^

Error: Cannot find module ‘/tmp/apm-install-dir-119127-11425-unk3m5.aib9s/node_modules/ink/scripts/postinstall.js’
at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:536:15)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:466:25)
at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:676:10)
at startup (bootstrap_node.js:187:16)
at bootstrap_node.js:608:3
npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open ‘/tmp/apm-install-dir-119127-11425-unk3m5.aib9s/package.json’
npm WARN apm-install-dir-119127-11425-unk3m5.aib9s No description
npm WARN apm-install-dir-119127-11425-unk3m5.aib9s No repository field.
npm WARN apm-install-dir-119127-11425-unk3m5.aib9s No README data
npm WARN apm-install-dir-119127-11425-unk3m5.aib9s No license field.

npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! ink@0.9.14 postinstall: node scripts/postinstall.js
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the ink@0.9.14 postinstall script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! /home/cwmancuso/.atom/.apm/_logs/2019-02-27T20_38_49_339Z-debug.log


#9

I get the same error on Windows 10 64bit and a fresh Atom install.