jspm err Error locating github:...
While trying to install some files through jspm the other day I kept receiving an error.
E:WorkspaceCurrentProject>jspm install Looking up npm:font-awesome Downloading npm:firstname.lastname@example.org err Error locating github:aurelia/framework. warn Installation changes not saved.
Naturally, I tried a few more times to see if it might work. It wouldn't, of course, but the project that caused the error would change. It was cycling through all the projects that were hosted on GitHub that had been installed with jspm. Of course nothing was being saved since
warn Installation changes not saved after all.
After some frustration I tried
jspm init just for the fun of it.
E:WorkspaceCurrentProject>jspm init ok Verified package.json at package.json Verified config file at config.js Looking up loader files... es6-module-loader.js es6-module-loader.js.map system.js es6-module-loader.src.js system.src.js system.js.map Using loader versions: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org err Error downloading loader files. err Error locating github:jmcriffey/bower-traceur.
Ok so it wasn't that fun since it's still broke
After some time trying to resolve this issue that involved steps such as
jspm registry config github; uninstalling and reinstalling git, node, and jspm; and just generally being frustrated at the lack of answers from the internet, I decided to take a look at the config file for jspm.
How to tell if it's any good
I had a computer where jspm was working fine so I compared it's config file to the computer that was not working. On the not working computer, the config file contained values for
endpoints but these values were not on the working computer. While searching I saw that endpoints where changed to registries at version 0.15.0 so there was probably an issue that arose from not properly updating my jspm.
And the fix
To resolve this issue I deleted the config file from my
[systempath]/users/[currentuser]/.jspm folder then things worked correctly again.
E:WorkspaceCurrentProject>jspm install Looking up npm:font-awesome Updating registry cache... Looking up github:systemjs/plugin-css Looking up github:aurelia/bootstrapper ... whole ... bunch ... more ... stuff Looking up github:jmcriffey/bower-traceur Looking up github:jmcriffey/bower-traceur-runtime ok Installed traceur-runtime as github:email@example.com (0.0.87) ok Installed traceur as github:firstname.lastname@example.org (0.0.87) ok Loader files downloaded successfully ok Install complete.