npm ERR! code EACCES npm ERR! syscall rename npm ERR! path /Users/larasoftio/.npm-packages/lib/node_modules/expo-cli npm ERR! dest /Users/larasoftio/.npm-packages/lib/node_modules/.expo-cli-QOnffCGH npm ERR! errno -13

npm ERR! code EACCES

As a developer, I have encountered this error multiple times while working with npm. This error occurs when there is a permission issue while installing or updating a package using npm. It can happen due to various reasons such as incorrect user permissions, corrupted files, or other system issues.

Error Details

The error message provides details about the problem that caused the error. In this case, the error message shows that there was an issue with the 'rename' system call for a specific package. The system call was trying to rename the package from one location to another, but it was not able to complete the operation due to a permission issue.

npm ERR! code EACCES
npm ERR! syscall rename
npm ERR! path /Users/larasoftio/.npm-packages/lib/node_modules/expo-cli
npm ERR! dest /Users/larasoftio/.npm-packages/lib/node_modules/.expo-cli-QOnffCGH
npm ERR! errno -13

Possible Solutions

  • Running as an Administrator: One of the common solutions is to run the npm command as an administrator. This gives the npm command the necessary permissions to install/update packages.
  • Changing the permissions: Another solution is to change the permissions of the problematic directories where the npm packages are being installed. This can be done using the 'chmod' command in Unix-based systems or by changing the folder properties in Windows.
  • Cleaning the cache: Sometimes, the npm cache can become corrupted, causing permission issues. Cleaning the cache can fix this problem. This can be done using the 'npm cache clean' command.
  • Updating npm: Updating npm to the latest version can also fix permission-related issues.

These are some of the common solutions to fix the 'npm ERR! code EACCES' error. However, if none of these solutions work, it is recommended to seek help from the npm community or look for specific solutions related to the package causing the error.

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