I have installed nodejs on my windows pc. And it was working fine. But when I tried to install jsdom using
“npm install jsdom” I was prompoted by this error.
rebuild info it
worked if it ends with ok
ERR! Error: Python does not seem to be installed
at failNoPython (C:\Program
at Object.oncomplete (C:\Program
ERR! not ok
npm WARN optional dependency failed, continuing [email protected]
[email protected] ./node_modules/jsdom
+– [email protected] +– [email protected]
Can anyone help me regarding this problem?
I had the same issue on Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate), after hours of search and trials, here is how I resolved it. Please follow the steps in the same exact order:
- Install Visual Studio 2010/2012 C++ (Express or higher)
- Install Windows SDK 7.1
- Install “Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Compiler Update for the Windows SDK 7.1”
- Install GTK (C:\GTK)
- Install Python (C:\Python27)
- Install node.js (x86)
- Add [node.js] to path (C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\;)
- Add [python] to path (C:\Python27\;)
- Add [GTK] to path (C:\GTK\bin;)
- Add [WindowsSDKDir] System Variable pointing to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Bin”
- Run “Windows SDK 7.1 Command Prompt” as Administrator
- Set environment to x86 using “setenv /x86”
- Change directory to “C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\”
- Run “npm install -g npm”
- Run “npm update -g npm”
- Run “npm install -g node-gyp”
- Run “node-gyp configure build”
- Run “npm install jsdom”
- Run “npm install ajax”
- Run “npm install http-server”
- Run “npm install jquery”
- Run “npm install xmlhttprequest”
- Run “npm update”
I hope this helps.
There is a nice guide to getting JSDom working on Windows here: http://www.steveworkman.com/node-js/2012/installing-jsdom-on-windows/
jsdom has a dependency on contextify, which only recently supports windows. You’ll need python and a C++ compiler to install it.
You may also need to do the following
npm install -g node-gyp node-gyp configure
For windows 8 64-bit, installing zmq and protobuf, the following worked for me:
First, Install Visual Studio 2012
Then, on the command prompt (in your project directory):
SET VisualStudioVersion=11.0 npm install zmq npm install protobuf npm install jsdom
contextify requires native C++ compiler. According to the official readme, on Windows platform, one has to install:
- A recent copy of the x86 version of Node.js for Windows, not the x64 version. (should be okay by default)
- A copy of Visual C++ 2010 Express. (or any newer version)
- A copy of Python 2.7, installed in the default location of
If you have python installed already, you would need to add the python install directory to the PATH environment variable.
Assuming that python.exe is in the
C:\Python32\ directory, on the DOS prompt you need to type:
should work fine without that error.
After almost a half year of solving this issue, reading all forums related to this, I finally found the solution.
What I did was simple in my case because I don’t use many apps on this computer.
My Windows 8.1 had many programs installed which confused the NodeJS probably (Frameworks, VS addons, etc.).
So I simply did this:
- Removed all programs from MS, that I installed once.
- Uninstalled Nodejs
- For sure I cleaned the registry with CCleaner
- Removed Python, Node-gyp and other apps related to Node.js
Then I reinstalled Node.js with optimism for JSdom which installed correctly, but crashed while running my project. So I searched for the new error which – again – has a simple solution. I had to install an older version of JSdom.
npm install [email protected]
Finally, everything works. Hope that helps anyone with this issue.