So i ran NPM in my centos server. But accidentally i upgraded NPM from old version to the latest version (i forgot what command that i ran).
After that, all command using “npm” were broken. It said i need to use newer node (at that time i used node 10.24.1).
I had 2 options :
- Upgrade my node to the latest version.
- Downgrade my NPM to the old version.
First, let’s try upgrade the node. I tried to update node to version 16 with EasyApache 4. However npm was still failed because somehow it detected the node was still version 10.24.1.
It seems somehow i couldn’t upgrade my node / used the latest node in my server (maybe i misconfigured something).
So let’s try second option, downgrading the NPM.
But I couldn’t even uninstall NPM. All commands started by
npm were totally failed.
Then i tried to uninstall npm manually.
First i tried to find out where the npm was. i ran
which npm and
[x@y zzz]# which npm /bin/npm [x@y zzz]# whereis npm npm: /usr/bin/npm /usr/share/man/man1/npm.1
Found it !
Then i renamed it as backup instead of deleting it, just in case something bad happened
mv /bin/npm /bin/npm_backup
I wanted to reinstall NPM (and node) with NVM, because :
If you use nvm to install Node.js, it will automatically install a compatible npm version with it. You don’t need to manually reinstall npm if you’re using nvm to manage your Node.js versions.
Then i installed NVM
curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.39.5/install.sh | bash
Finally NVM was installed
[x@y zzz]# nvm Node Version Manager (v0.39.5)
But then i got new error
[x@y zzz]# node -v node: /lib64/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by node) node: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.20' not found (required by node) node: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.9' not found (required by node) node: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.21' not found (required by node) node: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by node) node: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.28' not found (required by node) node: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.25' not found (required by node)
What Chat GPT said
The errors you’re encountering are because the versions of GLIBC (GNU C Library) on your system are older than what the installed version of Node.js requires. Node.js is compiled against newer versions of GLIBC that aren’t present on your CentOS system.
Then i tried to install specific version of node which was 10.24.1. That version should works because that was the version that i remembered when node & npm were working.
nvm install 10.24.1 [x@y zzz]# node -v v10.24.1 [x@y zzz]# npm -v 6.14.12
Finally i can run NPM (and node) again in my server.