Library error? Can not install a node from the library,

I am trying to install the

npm install node-red-contrib-simple-message-queue

I cut/pasted that into my machine.

I get an error:

0 info it worked if it ends with ok
1 verbose cli [ '/usr/bin/node',
1 verbose cli   '/usr/bin/npm',
1 verbose cli   'install',
1 verbose cli   'node-red-contrib-simple-message-queue' ]
2 info using npm@5.6.0
3 info using node@v8.11.3
4 verbose npm-session 94545e99123dfdfa
5 silly install loadCurrentTree
6 silly install readLocalPackageData
7 silly fetchPackageMetaData error for node-red-contrib-simple-message-queue@latest request to failed, reason: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND
8 verbose type system
9 verbose stack FetchError: request to failed, reason: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND
9 verbose stack     at ClientRequest.req.on.err (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/pacote/node_modules/make-fetch-happen/node_modules/node-fetch-npm/src/index.js:68:14)
9 verbose stack     at emitOne (events.js:116:13)
9 verbose stack     at ClientRequest.emit (events.js:211:7)
9 verbose stack     at TLSSocket.socketErrorListener (_http_client.js:387:9)
9 verbose stack     at emitOne (events.js:116:13)
9 verbose stack     at TLSSocket.emit (events.js:211:7)
9 verbose stack     at emitErrorNT (internal/streams/destroy.js:64:8)
9 verbose stack     at _combinedTickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:138:11)
9 verbose stack     at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:180:9)
10 verbose cwd /home/pi/.node-red
11 verbose Linux 4.9.52+
12 verbose argv "/usr/bin/node" "/usr/bin/npm" "install" "node-red-contrib-simple-message-queue"
13 verbose node v8.11.3
14 verbose npm  v5.6.0
15 error code ENOTFOUND
16 error errno ENOTFOUND
17 error network request to failed, reason: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND
18 error network This is a problem related to network connectivity.
18 error network In most cases you are behind a proxy or have bad network settings.
18 error network
18 error network If you are behind a proxy, please make sure that the
18 error network 'proxy' config is set properly.  See: 'npm help config'
19 verbose exit [ 1, true ]

What does 18 say ?

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Well, if there was a network problem, I would not be able to connect to the machine and not post these messages.

So although 18 says there is (or infers) there is a network problem, I can't quite see how, if I am able to access the internet.

Though, now looking at it, there seems to be a DNS problem on the machine.
Dunno how/why, as it usually works, and as far as I know, I haven't changed anything.


Schroedingers Network? :slight_smile:

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And if there is "no network" how can it find the nodes available when I search for them?

Anyway, I'm looking at it.

Been away for a while - as "you" may have noticed (no flooding with questions) - so I shall see what the Gremlins have been doing in the mean time.

Did you try installing from the Node Red menu "Manage palette" as well?

Yes, originally from NR and "Manage Palette".


So I tried form the CLI and it failed there too.

As mentioned: If it can find it when I search for it, then there is a visible network - right?

A lot of people have been downloading it. Are you behind a proxy?

I hope not! :wink:

Seems the DNS is stuffed up.

I can ping but can't ping



Well, if I can ping and it works, but when I say ping it just falls over, that's a DNS lookup problem - yes?

Or at least indicative of a DNS problem.

Yes, a DNS problem. Try setting your Nameservers by hand to, (if they aren't already!)


Dunno what happened.

Now it is working.

Sorry folks.

May have to have words with the minion who was looking after the system for past few days.