I’m running macOS Mojave, and I’ve tried installing the Google Lighthouse package for Node.JS using the NPM package manager using the following
npm install command with the
-g option to install the package globally:
npm install lighthouse -g
But no matter what I do I get the
-bash: lighthouse: command not found error indicating that the command is not recognized by macOS, or perhaps it didn’t export correctly. I even tried
source ~/.bash_profile, but it didn’t help.
I even tried to uninstall Lighthouse with
npm remove lighthouse -g and ran the following to remove the cache for NPM:
sudo npm cache clean -f sudo npm install -g n
I then reinstalled with
npm install lighthouse -g and it still says that the command isn’t found. I even tried closing all my terminal windows, but the command is still not found.
When I execute the
node --version command it returns:
npm -v returns
6.13.4. Is the
lighthouse command not compatible with v12 of Node.js?
I’m at my wits end. Does anyone have any idea what’s going on? Do I need to export the path for the package or something? Did I miss something else?
I ended up just running v12 of Node.js in Docker container and installed Lighthouse in there and got it to work.
"lighthouse": "^5.6.0" in my
package.json file’s dependencies, and then did
npm install before starting the container.
Once the container was running I did a
docker ps to get the container ID, and then I did the
docker exec -it CONTAINER_ID /bin/bash command to enter the container, and the
lighthouse command finally worked in there.
Answered By – Benji
Answer Checked By – Timothy Miller (Easybugfix Admin)