[FIXED] running npm install gives me these errors

Issue

I have tried a lot of things in order to fix this but can t find a solution, installed node sass that just added more problems, it used to run without a problem now I keep getting errors

npm ERR! code 1
    npm ERR! path D:\sb-app\node_modules\node-sass
    npm ERR! command failed
    npm ERR! command C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /d /s /c node scripts/build.js
    npm ERR! Building: C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe D:\sb-app\node_modules\node-gyp\bin\node-gyp.js rebuild --verbose --libsass_ext= --libsass_cflags= --libsass_ldflags= --libsass_library=
    npm ERR! gyp info it worked if it ends with ok
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli [
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli   'C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node.exe',
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli   'D:\\sb-app\\node_modules\\node-gyp\\bin\\node-gyp.js',
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli   'rebuild',
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--verbose',
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--libsass_ext=',
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--libsass_cflags=',
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--libsass_ldflags=',
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--libsass_library='
    npm ERR! gyp verb cli ]
    npm ERR! gyp info using node-gyp@3.8.0
    npm ERR! gyp info using node@16.2.0 | win32 | x64
    npm ERR! gyp verb command rebuild []
    npm ERR! gyp verb command clean []
    npm ERR! gyp verb clean removing "build" directory
    npm ERR! gyp verb command configure []
    npm ERR! gyp verb check python checking for Python executable "python2" in the PATH
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed Error: not found: python2
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at getNotFoundError (D:\sb-app\node_modules\which\which.js:13:12)
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at F (D:\sb-app\node_modules\which\which.js:68:19)
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at E (D:\sb-app\node_modules\which\which.js:80:29)
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at D:\sb-app\node_modules\which\which.js:89:16
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at D:\sb-app\node_modules\isexe\index.js:42:5
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at D:\sb-app\node_modules\isexe\windows.js:36:5
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at FSReqCallback.oncomplete (node:fs:194:21)
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed  python2 Error: not found: python2
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at getNotFoundError (D:\sb-app\node_modules\which\which.js:13:12)
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at F (D:\sb-app\node_modules\which\which.js:68:19)
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at E (D:\sb-app\node_modules\which\which.js:80:29)
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at D:\sb-app\node_modules\which\which.js:89:16
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at D:\sb-app\node_modules\isexe\index.js:42:5
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at D:\sb-app\node_modules\isexe\windows.js:36:5
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at FSReqCallback.oncomplete (node:fs:194:21) {
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed   code: 'ENOENT'
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed }
    npm ERR! gyp verb check python checking for Python executable "python" in the PATH
    npm ERR! gyp verb `which` succeeded python C:\Python39\python.EXE
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! configure error
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack Error: Command failed: C:\Python39\python.EXE -c import sys; print "%s.%s.%s" % sys.version_info[:3];
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack   File "<string>", line 1
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     import sys; print "%s.%s.%s" % sys.version_info[:3];
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack                       ^
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack SyntaxError: invalid syntax
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.exithandler (node:child_process:326:12)
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.emit (node:events:365:28)
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at maybeClose (node:internal/child_process:1067:16)
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (node:internal/child_process:301:5)
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! System Windows_NT 10.0.19042
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node.exe" "D:\\sb-app\\node_modules\\node-gyp\\bin\\node-gyp.js" "rebuild" "--verbose" "--libsass_ext=" "--libsass_cflags=" "--libsass_ldflags=" "--libsass_library="
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! cwd D:\sb-app\node_modules\node-sass
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! node -v v16.2.0
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v3.8.0
    npm ERR! gyp ERR! not ok
    npm ERR! Build failed with error code: 1

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     C:\Users\Ionutz\AppData\Local\npm-cache\_logs\2021-05-21T08_51_40_333Z-debug.log

I have no idea what to do I tried to install node-sass too but didn t work

Solution

npm errors can sometimes be very (arguably, overly) verbose. The interesting part of the error is this:

npm ERR! gyp verb check python checking for Python executable "python2" in the PATH

The package you are trying to install has a native part that’s compiled locally using gyp, and as part of its tooling, npm needs python2 to execute the build.
You need to make sure you have python2 installed, and that the executable is part of the path.

Alternatively, if you have python installed but it’s named differently, you can tell npm what executable to use by calling

npm config set python /path/to/your/python

Answered By – Mureinik

Answer Checked By – Mary Flores (Easybugfix Volunteer)

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