Not able to install node-red-contrib-dmxusbpro

Hello everyone,

When trying to install "node-red-contrib-dmxusbpro" i am getting big errors. I don't have the knowledge to troubleshoot it myself. Hopefully someone can help me out here!

This is the error that i get:

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"Installation of module node-red-contrib-dmxusbpro failed:"

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"npm WARN config production Use `--omit=dev` instead.↵npm ERR! code 1↵npm ERR! path C:\Users\richa\.node-red\node_modules\node-red-contrib-dmxusbpro\node_modules\serialport↵npm ERR! command failed↵npm ERR! command C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /d /s /c prebuild-install || node-gyp rebuild↵npm ERR! gyp info it worked if it ends with ok↵npm ERR! gyp info using node-gyp@9.1.0↵npm ERR! gyp info using node@18.10.0 | win32 | x64↵npm ERR! gyp info find Python using Python version 3.12.0 found at "C:\Users\richa\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python312\python.exe"↵npm ERR! gyp info find VS using VS2022 (17.7.34221.43) found at:↵npm ERR! gyp info find VS "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Community"↵npm ERR! gyp info find VS run with --verbose for detailed information↵npm ERR! gyp info spawn C:\Users\richa\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python312\python.exe↵npm ERR! gyp info spawn args [↵npm ERR! gyp info spawn args 'C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\node_modules\\node-gyp\..."

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"Error: Install failed"

Looking forward to receive some help from you! Thanks in advance.

Welcome to the Forum.

I have just had a look at the flows page and it would seem that this has not been updated recently...

Node Info

Version: 1.0.4
Updated 5 years, 2 months ago
License: ISC

It is not a Node I have ever used, but not being updated for that long, there is a good chance that it might not work. You could possibly raise a query on the GitHub page, or perhaps someone else in the Forum might be able to help.

To echo @mudwalker

That node has not been maintained, up to the point, it’s trying to use a serialport node version (6.2.0) that has seen major!! Breaking changes in its downstream dependencies, the same node is now at v10 (or even 11 - I can’t remember)

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Thanks for your reply! Do you know a way to control my DMX lighting? I am using an Enttec DMX USB PRO.

Thanks for your reply. Would it be possible to install an earlier version of that node? And how can i manage to do that?

Thanks in advance!

My best 'offer' would be to search the flows page to see what else is out there for DMX