I'm using EC2 with their Amazon Linux AMI. There is no way to login as root for security reasons. I installed node.JS with no problem but failed with the Node Package Manger. When using curl without sudo it fails because userrights are missing, if you use sudo it fails because it thinks node is missing. Tried get and make install too, but this fails also (don't know where to look up why...) Has anyone finished installing npm with sudo only?
Why don't you just type
at the command line to get a root prompt? This is confirmed to work with the latest Amazon Linux AMI...
In my case it makes no difference if you switch to a root prompt first or do it in one line, it both results in 'npm cannot be installed without node'.
That does the trick. So I've done the following to make it work
sudo su PATH=$PATH:/home/ec2-user/node export PATH curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh
I don't know where npm expects node to be, maybe just using 'home/ec2-user/node' wasn't a good idea...?!
Thanks to all for their response.