Software Engineering

[Solved] Error: Cannot find module ‘../lib/cli.js’


If you try and run npm i and get Error: Cannot find module '../lib/cli.js', then you can easily fix the problem by running the following.

How does the error look?

Error: Cannot find module '../lib/cli.js'
Require stack:
- /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:933:15)
    at Function.Module._load (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:778:27)
    at Module.require (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:999:19)
    at require (node:internal/modules/cjs/helpers:102:18)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js:2:1)
    at Module._compile (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1095:14)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1147:10)
    at Module.load (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:975:32)
    at Function.Module._load (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:822:12)
    at Function.executeUserEntryPoint [as runMain] (node:internal/modules/run_main:81:12) {
  code: 'MODULE_NOT_FOUND',
  requireStack: [ '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js' ]
}

How to solve the Module Not Found error

brew uninstall --ignore-dependencies node
sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local/*
brew cleanup
brew install node

This will uninstall and cleanup your previous node installation, making sure to set the correct permissions, before reinstalling it.