Sunday, June 14, 2015

Cordova Command Does Nothing on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


If you install Apache Cordova and find running the Cordova command does nothing and rule out all the usual suspects (not installing Ant, not installing Java, clearing the npm cache etc.) the problem is that the cordova script references node instead of the nodejs command. Changing it doesn't help unless you change all the scripts.

Run which nodejs and which node and you will see the problem

See this post for a description:

What needs to be done is to symlink the /usr/sbin/node to the /usr/bin/nodejs file . See the following for a description of the problem.

Hope this helps someone


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