Problem to install nodes like pushbullet or pushover

Always get this error:

failed to install node-red-node-pushbullet
error install failed.
same problem with pushover
hope some one can help me
with kind regards Koen

Hi Keon, what do the logs show?

Hi Steve,

thank you so much for your response, I am not so experience with NodeRed, i do not know where to find the log
with kind regards Koen

When you try to install the node using 'manage palette', you should see a button 'View log'.
Click it, and wait until it installs (or fails), then select and copy the log, and paste it into the forum.
NOTE - it can take a couple of minutes for the installation to fully complete.


HI Paul,
thanks you for your response I am using manage palette', but with me there is sadly no button View Log,
I found a site to install pushover but this give me also errors.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ ~/.node-red
-bash: /home/pi/.node-red: Is a directory
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ npm install node-node-pushover
npm ERR! Linux 4.4.38+
npm ERR! argv "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "node-node-pushover"
npm ERR! node v0.10.29
npm ERR! npm v2.15.11
npm ERR! syscall connect

npm ERR! connect ENETUNREACH
npm ERR!
npm ERR! If you need help, you may report this error at:
npm ERR!

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR! /home/pi/npm-debug.log
pi@raspberrypi:~ $

hope this shows the problem I have
with kind regards Koen

Your device running node-red has no internet connectivity

I'd be quite surprised if this node even works with such old versions of nodejs and npm.

What kind of device is node-red running on? Can it be updated?

Besides the missing internet connectivity, your manual attempt also would have failed because your first command failed -- you need to type cd ~/.node-red to change to that directory before doing the install.

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...also it's
npm install node-red-node-pushover
and not...
npm install node-node-pushover

Hi Guys,

Thanks guys for all your help, it is very appreciated, but I always get errors whatever I try, so I decided to

Clean my micro SD card and start all over so that I will get the latest Raspbian Lite OS, Node-Red etc. versions, in the hope that it than well will work.

Thanks again I will get you posted

With kind regards


PS a Raspberry Pi 3B will that be good enough or do I have to buy a Pi 4?

Although Pi 3B's are 6 year old now, they should still work fine for general node-RED flows, unless you are planning to process video, or some other demanding functions.

THanks Paul,
So I do not need to buy an other RPI, the node PUSHOVER should not be a problem then, that is the node I desperately want.
With kind regards Koen

Pushover should work fine :+1:

Thanks Paul