trying to update angular on windows machine – getting errors about missing python2

  angular, node.js, npm, windows

I have a windows 10 machine – trying to get angular cli installed.

This is what I have as far as npm and node:

C:WINDOWSsystem32>npm -v
8.3.0

C:WINDOWSsystem32>node -v
v16.13.1

I’ve tried to uninstall the old version of angular like so:

C:WINDOWSsystem32>npm uninstall -g angular-cli --force
npm WARN using --force Recommended protections disabled.

up to date, audited 1 package in 339ms

found 0 vulnerabilities

C:WINDOWSsystem32>

And then when I try to run install i’m getting errors about python2 missing:

C:WINDOWSsystem32>npm install -g angular-cli

npm ERR! code 1
npm ERR! path C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_modulesnode-sass
npm ERR! command failed
npm ERR! command C:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.exe /d /s /c node scripts/build.js
npm ERR! Building: C:Program Filesnodejsnode.exe C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_modulesnode-gypbinnode-gyp.js rebuild --verbose --libsass_ext= --libsass_cflags= --libsass_ldflags= --libsass_library=
npm ERR! gyp info it worked if it ends with ok
npm ERR! gyp verb cli [
npm ERR! gyp verb cli   'C:Program Filesnodejsnode.exe',
npm ERR! gyp verb cli   'C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_modulesnode-gypbinnode-gyp.js',
npm ERR! gyp verb cli   'rebuild',
npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--verbose',
npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--libsass_ext=',
npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--libsass_cflags=',
npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--libsass_ldflags=',
npm ERR! gyp verb cli   '--libsass_library='
npm ERR! gyp verb cli ]
npm ERR! gyp info using [email protected]
npm ERR! gyp info using [email protected] | win32 | x64
npm ERR! gyp verb command rebuild []
npm ERR! gyp verb command clean []
npm ERR! gyp verb clean removing "build" directory
npm ERR! gyp verb command configure []
npm ERR! gyp verb check python checking for Python executable "python2" in the PATH
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed Error: not found: python2
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at getNotFoundError (C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_moduleswhichwhich.js:13:12)
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at F (C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_moduleswhichwhich.js:68:19)
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at E (C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_moduleswhichwhich.js:80:29)
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_moduleswhichwhich.js:89:16
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_modulesisexeindex.js:42:5
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_modulesisexewindows.js:36:5
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at FSReqCallback.oncomplete (node:fs:198:21)
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed  python2 Error: not found: python2
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at getNotFoundError (C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_moduleswhichwhich.js:13:12)
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at F (C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_moduleswhichwhich.js:68:19)
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at E (C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_moduleswhichwhich.js:80:29)
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_moduleswhichwhich.js:89:16
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_modulesisexeindex.js:42:5
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_modulesisexewindows.js:36:5
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed     at FSReqCallback.oncomplete (node:fs:198:21) {
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed   code: 'ENOENT'
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` failed }
npm ERR! gyp verb check python checking for Python executable "python" in the PATH
npm ERR! gyp verb `which` succeeded python C:Python39python.EXE
npm ERR! gyp ERR! configure error
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack Error: Command failed: C:Python39python.EXE -c import sys; print "%s.%s.%s" % sys.version_info[:3];
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack   File "<string>", line 1
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     import sys; print "%s.%s.%s" % sys.version_info[:3];
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack                       ^
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack SyntaxError: invalid syntax
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.exithandler (node:child_process:397:12)
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.emit (node:events:390:28)
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at maybeClose (node:internal/child_process:1064:16)
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (node:internal/child_process:301:5)
npm ERR! gyp ERR! System Windows_NT 10.0.19043
npm ERR! gyp ERR! command "C:Program Filesnodejsnode.exe" "C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_modulesnode-gypbinnode-gyp.js" "rebuild" "--verbose" "--libsass_ext=" "--libsass_cflags=" "--libsass_ldflags=" "--libsass_library="
npm ERR! gyp ERR! cwd C:srcnpmnode_modulesangular-clinode_modulesnode-sass
npm ERR! gyp ERR! node -v v16.13.1
npm ERR! gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v3.8.0
npm ERR! gyp ERR! not ok
npm ERR! Build failed with error code: 1

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     C:srcnpmcache_logs21-12-15T21_23_08_037Z-debug-0.log

I have python3 installed…

Can I just delete my c:srcnpmnode_modules folder and then try to install angular again?
I’m an angular newbie… and well, all things node really.

Thanks.

Source: Windows Questions

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