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NPM registry alternative to http://registry.npmjs.org/npm

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment


unfortunately http://registry.npmjs.org/npm is down resulting in

$ npm install mime
npm ERR! Error: ucs {bad_utf8_character_code}: mime
npm ERR!     at IncomingMessage.<anonymous> (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/npm-registry-client/request.js:177:16)
npm ERR!     at IncomingMessage.emit (events.js:81:20)
npm ERR!     at HTTPParser.onMessageComplete (http.js:133:23)
npm ERR!     at Socket.ondata (http.js:1228:22)
npm ERR!     at Socket._onReadable (net.js:684:27)
npm ERR!     at IOWatcher.onReadable [as callback] (net.js:177:10)
npm ERR! Report this *entire* log at:
npm ERR!     <http://github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR! or email it to:
npm ERR!     <[email protected]>
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! System Linux 2.6.38-8-generic
npm ERR! command "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "mime"
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/rsi/projects/activiti.enricher/npm-debug.log
npm not ok

is there an alternative public repository, or any other way to continue working? Maybe using git clone for the dependencies?



There aren’t any public alternatives, that I know of. At my company, we ended up doing an internal mirror, where we also publish our internal NPM packages.

I’m told it’s not quite trivial – but definitely doable.


Just found this link that lists some mirrors:


The listed ones as of this writing are:

Specify the registry when installing:

$ npm install --registry http://registry.npmjs.org

Or update the registry permanently in the config:

$ npm config set registry http://registry.npmjs.org