I’ve had this issue pop up time and time again, so I wanted to document it so that I won’t forget in the future. The error below occurs when executing
RUN npm install sinopia in a Dockerfile FROM centos:6.6 (no doubt this isn’t specific to Docker).
node-gyp configure build gyp WARN EACCES user "undefined" does not have permission to access the dev dir "/root/.node-gyp/0.12.7" gyp WARN EACCES attempting to reinstall using temporary dev dir "/usr/local/node/lib/node_modules/sinopia/node_modules/fs-ext/.node-gyp" make: Entering directory `/usr/local/node/lib/node_modules/sinopia/node_modules/fs-ext/build' CXX(target) Release/obj.target/fs-ext/fs-ext.o make: g++: Command not found make: *** [Release/obj.target/fs-ext/fs-ext.o] Error 127 make: Leaving directory `/usr/local/node/lib/node_modules/sinopia/node_modules/fs-ext/build' gyp ERR! build error gyp ERR! stack Error: `make` failed with exit code: 2 gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onExit (/usr/local/node/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/build.js:269:23) gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:110:17) gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (child_process.js:1074:12) gyp ERR! System Linux 4.1.12-boot2docker gyp ERR! command "node" "/usr/local/node/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "configure" "build" gyp ERR! cwd /usr/local/node/lib/node_modules/sinopia/node_modules/fs-ext gyp ERR! node -v v0.12.7 gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v2.0.1 gyp ERR! not ok npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing firstname.lastname@example.org
The error seems obvious at first glance; g++ is not installed. But adding that as one of the packages I install at the top of the Dockerfile had no effect whatsoever.
RUN yum upgrade -y && yum install -y g++ tar
I trawled loads of GitHub issues and StackOverflow pages with similar problems. Some indicated it was a Node 0.12 issue, so I tried 4.2.1, but the error persisted. Because the sinopia seems to install and run correctly despite the error I almost gave up on trying to fix it. But I just hate seeing those errors in my build… I had to crack it.
Then I stumbled this GitHub issue that gave me hope:
No, on Centos 7, there is no g++ package in repos. However, I’ve installed gcc-c++ and the problem is solved
RUN yum upgrade -y && yum install -y gcc-c++ tar