Windows build tools install always needed during node red 0.19.x install

on Windows, if I install node-red 0.19 it is always the case that the bcrypt module can not be found as precompiled version and therefore the installation of windows build tools is always necessary. Unfortunately windows build tools need to install visual studio which will waste a lot of disk space and takes a long time on small bandwidth internet connections just to compile the bcrypt module! I experienced this problem on multiple installations.

Any solution? Is the bcrypt module really not available as precompiled module for the most recent nodejs/npm/node-red versions?


Which version of node.js are you running ?
I thought it was ok on 8.12 LTS.
But it's an optional dependency so should fail, but run OK after warning you.