I’m trying to downgrade npm on my mac to version 4.6.1 so that I can create a React Native App.
Currently, I’ve installed Node and npm from the Node website.
My Node version is: v8.9.1
My npm version is: 5.5.1
I’m running the following command to downgrade:
npm install -g email@example.com
I get the following errors:
npm WARN checkPermissions Missing write access to /Users/dev/.npm-packages/lib/node_modules/npm npm ERR! path /Users/dev/.npm-packages/lib/node_modules/npm npm ERR! code ENOENT npm ERR! errno -2 npm ERR! syscall access npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, access '/Users/dev/.npm-packages/lib/node_modules/npm' npm ERR! enoent This is related to npm not being able to find a file. npm ERR! enoent npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: npm ERR! /Users/dev/.npm/_logs/2017-12-04T18_48_43_123Z-debug.log
I’ve tried to uninstall and re install node several times. The directory clearly exists when I go to node_modules, however when I try to cd into it I get an error:
No such file or directory
I’ll probably try to use yarn – but I’d like to be able to get this working too.
Edit: yarn allows me to create a react native app.