Tutorial: Particle-cli on Mac OSX [26 Sep 2015]


#165

definitely :wink:


#166

Oh my god yes!!! @kennethlimcp you are a savior! One more big hurdle down. Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate it. Happy Friday to you.


#167

Hi @kennethlimcp Thank you in advance on your tutorial and help!

I am very new to Node and working on iTerm. I tried the command _sudo npm install -g serialport looked like installed successfully - I got

> [serialport] Success: "/usr/local/lib/node_modules/serialport/build/Release/serialport.node" is installed via remote
> /usr/local/lib
> └── serialport@5.0.0

Then I ran the command sudo npm install -g particle-cli (btw, what’s the difference between sudo npm install -g particle-cli and sudo npm install particle-cli?)

I received three warnings first:
> npm WARN excluding symbolic link test/server/static/ie8-polyfill.js -> …/…/…/ie8-polyfill.js
> npm WARN deprecated node-uuid@1.4.8: Use uuid module instead
> npm WARN excluding symbolic link test/server/static/ie8-polyfill.js -> …/…/…/ie8-polyfill.js
> /usr/local/bin/particle -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/bin/particle.js

then some successful-ish response:

 serialport@4.0.7 install /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport
    node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
[serialport] Success: "/usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/build/Release/serialport.node" is installed via remote

spawn-sync@1.0.15 postinstall /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/spawn-sync
node postinstall

Then there was a long tree response.

Was this installation successful? What those warnings mean?

My Node.js is v6.11.2
My Macbook is Sierra, Version 10.12.1

Thank you!
Manlin


#168

Hii @kennethlimcp

I tried couple more times and got:

npm WARN excluding symbolic link test/server/static/ie8-polyfill.js -> ../../../ie8-polyfill.js
npm WARN deprecated node-uuid@1.4.8: Use uuid module instead
/usr/local/bin/particle -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/bin/particle.js
/usr/local/lib
└── particle-cli@1.23.1

What does it mean? Thank you!!


#169

To check that it is properly installed, you can try the command particle --version.

The -g used in npm install stands for global so that package installed can be called anywhere in the Terminal instead of just the directory you are in.


#170

it showed up 1.23.1 after i ran the command particle --version
guess CLI is installed?


#171

yup.


#172

thank you @kennethlimcp!!


#173

Just adding this for reference. I’ve always been able to install particle-cli with the following:

$ sudo npm install -g --unsafe-perm node-pre-gyp npm serialport particle-cli

#174

Hi guys,
I’m having a problem getting the CLI to work again. It worked for me 6 months ago, but seemed to need a bunch of updating.
I updated Node, current version is 6.11.5
I updated NPM, current version is 5.5.1
I’ve tried updating particle CLI, and last time it looked like it worked, but when I check the particle version, it has trouble and asks me to do it again.
If I use the command "npm install -g particle-cli"
nothing changes.

Below is what I get when I ask for the particle version:

$ particle -v
! Error loading module ‘serialport’: Could not locate the bindings file. Tried:
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/build/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/build/Debug/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/build/Release/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/out/Debug/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/Debug/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/out/Release/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/Release/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/build/default/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/compiled/6.11.5/darwin/x64/serialport.node
Please reinstall the CLI again using npm install -g particle-cli
$

Any ideas?


#175

Mac OS Sierra High…:sweat:
Still works on Mac OS Sierra.


#176

Sorry, didn’t mention that,
I’m using OS X 10.11.6


#177

OK, so Im still running circles here, I uninstalled everything, but get the following errors when I install the CLI:

@ParticleIce am I not going to be able to make it work with my OS X version?

Anyone else have any input??

Thx
J

$ npm install -g particle-cli
npm WARN deprecated node-uuid@1.4.8: Use uuid module instead
npm WARN checkPermissions Missing write access to /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli
npm ERR! path /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli
npm ERR! code EACCES
npm ERR! errno -13
npm ERR! syscall access
npm ERR! Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli’
npm ERR! at Error (native)
npm ERR! { Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli’
npm ERR! at Error (native)
npm ERR! stack: ‘Error: EACCES: permission denied, access ‘/usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli’\n at Error (native)’,
npm ERR! errno: -13,
npm ERR! code: ‘EACCES’,
npm ERR! syscall: ‘access’,
npm ERR! path: ‘/usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli’ }
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Please try running this command again as root/Administrator.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! /Users/jimlivingston/.npm/_logs/2017-10-28T18_21_59_040Z-debug.log
$


#178

Don’t format the hard drive. Apple is sneaky to upgrade Mac Sierra High on Netboot.

try to reinstall it and downgrade Node and NPM version that works.


#179

Try
$sudo npm install -g particle-cli

What do you have?


#180

@jimbol,

Try:

sudo npm install -g --unsafe-perm npm particle-cli

EDIT:
It’s important that you include --unsafe-perm


#181

Thanks, but still no luck.
after I do that, I still have the following when I “particle -v”

$ particle -v
! Error loading module ‘serialport’: Could not locate the bindings file. Tried:
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/build/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/build/Debug/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/build/Release/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/out/Debug/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/Debug/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/out/Release/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/Release/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/build/default/serialport.node
→ /usr/local/lib/node_modules/particle-cli/node_modules/serialport/compiled/6.11.5/darwin/x64/serialport.node
Please reinstall the CLI again using npm install -g particle-cli
$


#182

I remember someone having this error before.


#183

OK,
I’m not sure exactly what did it, but I kept uninstalling, updating, and reinstalling, and eventually got there.
I did an OSX update to latest version, brew install of Node, sudo install of the CLI, and finally it works.
It seems like I had to do everything 3 times, and I’m not sure what was different in the final working install process, but it’s going.
Thanks all for the help.
J


#184

How to install dfu-util without Homebrew or MacPorts?