I'm trying to create SharePoint Framework hello world project as mentioned in tutorial. But it fails in the end with error npm ERR! @microsoft/[email protected] install: node npm-install-script.js.

Below is detailed error shown as in Cmdler.

> @microsoft/[email protected] install d:\dev\Repos\spx-helloworld-webpart\node_modules\@microsoft\sp-webpart-workbench\node_modules\@microsoft\sp-loader
> node npm-install-script.js

const path = require('path');
SyntaxError: Use of const in strict mode.
    at exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:73:16)
    at Module._compile (module.js:443:25)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:478:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:355:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:310:12)
    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:501:10)
    at startup (node.js:129:16)
    at node.js:814:3

> [email protected] postinstall d:\dev\Repos\spx-helloworld-webpart\node_modules\@microsoft\sp-build-web\node_modules\@microsoft\gulp-core-build-sass\node_modules\gulp-sass\node_modules\node-sass
> node scripts/build.js

Binary found at d:\dev\Repos\spx-helloworld-webpart\node_modules\@microsoft\sp-build-web\node_modules\@microsoft\gulp-core-build-sass\node_modules\gulp-sass\node_modules\node-sass\vendor\win32-ia32-14\binding.node
Testing binary
Binary is fine
npm WARN engine [email protected]: wanted: {"node":">= 5.3","npm":">= 3.5"} (current: {"node":"0.12.2","npm":"2.7.4"})
npm ERR! Windows_NT 6.3.9600
npm ERR! argv "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\nodejs\\\\node.exe" "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" "install" "--cache-min" "86400"
npm ERR! node v0.12.2
npm ERR! npm  v2.7.4

npm ERR! @microsoft/[email protected] install: `node npm-install-script.js`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the @microsoft/[email protected] install script 'node npm-install-script.js'.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the @microsoft/sp-loader package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR!     node npm-install-script.js
npm ERR! You can get their info via:
npm ERR!     npm owner ls @microsoft/sp-loader
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR!     d:\dev\Repos\spx-helloworld-webpart\npm-debug.log

Below is the section in npm-debug.log file.

14409 info @microsoft/[email protected] Failed to exec install script
14410 verbose unlock done using C:\Users\Sachira\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\_locks\microsoft-sp-loader-f6f9f5c41a8a0aaa.lock for d:\dev\Repos\spx-helloworld-webpart\node_modules\@microsoft\sp-loader
14411 verbose stack Error: @microsoft/[email protected] install: `node npm-install-script.js`
14411 verbose stack Exit status 1
14411 verbose stack     at EventEmitter. (C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\node_modules\npm\lib\utils\lifecycle.js:213:16)
14411 verbose stack     at EventEmitter.emit (events.js:110:17)
14411 verbose stack     at ChildProcess. (C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\node_modules\npm\lib\utils\spawn.js:14:12)
14411 verbose stack     at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:110:17)
14411 verbose stack     at maybeClose (child_process.js:1015:16)
14411 verbose stack     at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (child_process.js:1087:5)
14412 verbose pkgid @microsoft/[email protected]
14413 verbose cwd d:\dev\Repos\spx-helloworld-webpart
14414 error Windows_NT 6.3.9600
14415 error argv "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\nodejs\\\\node.exe" "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" "install" "@microsoft/sp-loader"
14416 error node v0.12.2
14417 error npm  v2.7.4
14418 error code ELIFECYCLE
14419 error @microsoft/[email protected] install: `node npm-install-script.js`
14419 error Exit status 1
14420 error Failed at the @microsoft/[email protected] install script 'node npm-install-script.js'.
14420 error This is most likely a problem with the @microsoft/sp-loader package,
14420 error not with npm itself.
14420 error Tell the author that this fails on your system:
14420 error     node npm-install-script.js
14420 error You can get their info via:
14420 error     npm owner ls @microsoft/sp-loader
14420 error There is likely additional logging output above.
14421 verbose exit [ 1, true ]
14422 verbose unbuild node_modules\@microsoft\sp-loader
14423 info preuninstall @microsoft/[email protected]
14424 info uninstall @microsoft/[email protected]
14425 verbose unbuild rmStuff @microsoft/[email protected] from d:\dev\Repos\spx-helloworld-webpart\node_modules
14426 verbose unbuild rmStuff in d:\dev\Repos\spx-helloworld-webpart\node_modules\@microsoft
14427 info postuninstall @microsoft/[email protected]

1 Answer 1


It would appear that you have an ancient version of node (0.12.2). You should be on the LTS version, or at least 4.6.1 Your version of npm is also quite old.

  • Thank you. That was the issue. I thought I had node installed properly. Guess I was not. Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 7:44

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