Cloud9 & RasPi Pt2

Following on : After completely blowing away my SD card i created another one this time installing Node 0.8.1 with these instructions and source mint installs with no problems at all.

On-to the next problem, libxml. libxml is an npm package which i believe wraps the libxml Debian package with node bindings. There is a flag set in the build command line ‘-msse2’ which is incompatible with the ARM architecture, this is known about but not yet fixed

so to counter this i think i have to try and build libxml beforehand and then run the cloud9 install scrip again.

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Cloud9 & RaspberryPi

Ive long been a fan of Cloud9 IDE and with my recent purchase of a RaspberryPi what better way to start some native code development than with the IDe i already know and love.

Cloud9 started off with a heavy Node.JS bias, in fact the majority is written in node, but with ACE editor at the heart and its increasing ability to access the command line, configure ‘deplyment’ commands i figure it will make a fantastic IDE for C / C++ / Python or obviously Node.js development on the PI.

So flashed my SD card with a fresh Adafruit image to get some of the kernel module bells and whistles for later use and went about getting C9 up and running.

Step 1 : Node

This was simple enough sudo apt-get install nodejs and I’ve installed node, but seeing as this is only version 0.6.* from the repo ill need npm as well sudo apt-get install npm a hop back to the command line and bobs your fathers brother

Step 2 : Cloud9

Cloud9 have some great instructions on there github readme so off to work i go. unfortuneatly this is where the wheel start to come off…

/usr/local/bin/sm -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/sm/bin/sm

> sm@0.1.69 postinstall /usr/local/lib/node_modules/sm
> node ./scripts/postinstall.js

npm ERR! TypeError: options.uid should be a number
npm ERR! at ChildProcess.spawn (child_process.js:429:26)
npm ERR! at Object.spawn (child_process.js:342:9)
npm ERR! at spawn (/usr/share/npm/lib/utils/exec.js:103:22)
npm ERR! at exec (/usr/share/npm/lib/utils/exec.js:40:12)
npm ERR! at Array.0 (/usr/share/npm/lib/utils/lifecycle.js:141:5)
npm ERR! at EventEmitter._tickCallback (node.js:190:39)
npm ERR! You may report this log at:
npm ERR! <;
npm ERR! or use
npm ERR! reportbug –attach /usr/share/cloud9/npm-debug.log npm
npm ERR!
npm ERR! System Linux 3.2.27+
npm ERR! command “node” “/usr/bin/npm” “install” “-g” “sm”
npm ERR! cwd /usr/share/cloud9
npm ERR! node -v v0.6.19
npm ERR! npm -v 1.1.4
npm ERR! message options.uid should be a number
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! /usr/share/cloud9/npm-debug.log
npm not ok

Som more google shows no real answers so i figure im going to plow on and just do a standard npm install.


More updates to come. . . .