Failed install of serial node ...please help

can not successfully install serial node in newest node-red v 1.1.2

4 Aug 00:25:32 - [info] Installing module: node-red-node-serialport, version: 0.10.3
4 Aug 00:25:37 - [warn] Installation of module node-red-node-serialport failed:
4 Aug 00:25:37 - [warn] ------------------------------------------
4 Aug 00:25:37 - [warn] prebuild-install WARN install No prebuilt binaries found (target=14.7.0 runtime=node arch=x64 libc= platform=win32)
gyp ERR! find Python
gyp ERR! find Python Python is not set from command line or npm configuration
gyp ERR! find Python Python is not set from environment variable PYTHON
gyp ERR! find Python checking if "python" can be used
gyp ERR! find Python - "python" is not in PATH or produced an error
gyp ERR! find Python checking if "python2" can be used
gyp ERR! find Python - "python2" is not in PATH or produced an error
gyp ERR! find Python checking if "python3" can be used
gyp ERR! find Python - "python3" is not in PATH or produced an error
gyp ERR! find Python checking if the py launcher can be used to find Python 2
gyp ERR! find Python - "py.exe" is not in PATH or produced an error
gyp ERR! find Python checking if Python is C:\Python27\python.exe
gyp ERR! find Python - "C:\Python27\python.exe" could not be run
gyp ERR! find Python checking if Python is C:\Python37\python.exe
gyp ERR! find Python - "C:\Python37\python.exe" could not be run
gyp ERR! find Python
gyp ERR! find Python **********************************************************
gyp ERR! find Python You need to install the latest version of Python.
gyp ERR! find Python Node-gyp should be able to find and use Python. If not,
gyp ERR! find Python you can try one of the following options:
gyp ERR! find Python - Use the switch --python="C:\Path\To\python.exe"
gyp ERR! find Python (accepted by both node-gyp and npm)
gyp ERR! find Python - Set the environment variable PYTHON
gyp ERR! find Python - Set the npm configuration variable python:
gyp ERR! find Python npm config set python "C:\Path\To\python.exe"
gyp ERR! find Python For more information consult the documentation at:
gyp ERR! find Python https://github.com/nodejs/node-gyp#installation
gyp ERR! find Python **********************************************************
gyp ERR! find Python
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error: Could not find any Python installation to use
gyp ERR! stack at PythonFinder.fail (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\find-python.js:307:47)
gyp ERR! stack at PythonFinder.runChecks (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\find-python.js:136:21)
gyp ERR! stack at PythonFinder. (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\find-python.js:225:16)
gyp ERR! stack at PythonFinder.execFileCallback (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\find-python.js:271:16)
gyp ERR! stack at exithandler (child_process.js:315:5)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.errorhandler (child_process.js:327:5)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:314:20)
gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:274:12)
gyp ERR! stack at onErrorNT (internal/child_process.js:468:16)
gyp ERR! stack at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:80:21)
gyp ERR! System Windows_NT 10.0.18363
gyp ERR! command "C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe" "C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\bin\node-gyp.js" "rebuild"
gyp ERR! cwd C:\Users\MSI.node-red\node_modules@serialport\bindings
gyp ERR! node -v v14.7.0
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v5.1.0
gyp ERR! not ok
npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! @serialport/bindings@8.0.8 install: prebuild-install --tag-prefix @serialport/bindings@ || node-gyp rebuild
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the @serialport/bindings@8.0.8 install script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users\MSI\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2020-08-04T04_25_37_109Z-debug.log

4 Aug 00:25:37 - [warn] ------------------------------------------

prebuild-install WARN install No prebuilt binaries found (target=14.7.0 runtime=node arch=x64 libc= platform=win32)

Try downgrading node to v12 and try again.

Or is it that you need to install Python?

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well the are pre-compiled version based on node12... or you need to compile it which needs gyp which needs python (and the compiler tools) ... so either or.

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Either way, as its windows and he may install other nodes that need compiling, I'd suggest the OP installs windows-build-tools

  • open a cmd windows (right click, run as administrator)
  • npm install --global windows-build-tools
    • note this can take quite some time (slow machines 30mins or so) - so be patient :slight_smile:

then try again

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Thanks everybody. I'll try it all when I'm back at my machine.