I ran across this problem and found the following question on stackoverflow:
How can I change the version of npm using nvm?
Here’s my response:
So if you want to install node 0.4.x (which many packages still depend on) and use NPM, you can still use npm 1.0.x.
Install node 0.6.x (which comes with npm 1.1.x) and install nvm with npm:
npm install nvm . ~/nvm/nvm.sh
Install node 0.4.x with nvm:
nvm install v0.4.12 nvm use v0.4.12
Install npm using install.sh:
curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh
This will detect node 0.4.12 and install npm 1.0.106 in your ~/nvm/v0.4.12/lib/node_modules folder and create symlink for nvm
~/nvm/v0.4.12/bin/npm -> ../lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js
If you try to run npm, it will still give an error but if you do
nvm use v0.4.12 again, it should now work.
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Thanks for the tip man!! I finally can run termkit on Ubuntu!! The problem was the version of node and npm!
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