#StackBounty: #npm #sass #installation #npm-init Solving the 'npm WARN saveError ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/User…

Bounty: 50

I’m a newbie so please include links to URLs or explain terminologies so I can understand.

I’ve managed to install ‘npm’ on a Mac OS (10.13.3) via the terminal, and have installed some packages like SASS using it.

I’m now trying to install sass-mq using npm. I think I’ve managed to install it, but I’d like a second opinion on what I might have done that was incomplete, or wrong while doing it.

Initially, following the instructions on the sass-mq Github page, I was trying to use:

npm install sass-mq --save

which gave me this error:

npm WARN saveError ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/Users/<username>/package.json'
    npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/Users/<username>/package.json'
    npm WARN <username> No description
    npm WARN <username> No repository field.
    npm WARN <username> No README data
    npm WARN <username> No license field.

    + sass-mq@5.0.0
    updated 1 package and audited 1 package in 1.67s
    found 0 vulnerabilities

Looking around, I realised I’m meant to be using

npm init

..before typing my ‘install sass-mq –save’ command.

Cool, done that. Next error was this:

package name: (nikhil) sass-mq
version: (1.0.0) 
description: 
entry point: (index.js) 
test command: 
git repository: 
keywords: 
author: 
license: (ISC) 
About to write to /Users/nikhil/package.json:

{
  "name": "sass-mq",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "",
  "main": "index.js",
  "dependencies": {
    "sass-mq": "^5.0.0"
  },
  "devDependencies": {},
  "scripts": {
    "test": "echo "Error: no test specified" && exit 1"
  },
  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC"
}


Is this OK? (yes) 
darwin:~ nikhil$ npm install sass-mq --save
npm ERR! code ENOSELF
npm ERR! Refusing to install package with name "sass-mq" under a package
**npm ERR! also called "sass-mq". Did you name your project the same
npm ERR! as the dependency you're installing?**

I think this is saying that I can’t use ‘sass-mq’ (which is the name of the package, as the name of the local package (?) I’m installing into on my local machine. Some more info here.

So I simply tried this:

**package name: (sass-mq) media-queries-nikhil**
version: (1.0.0) 
description: 
git repository: 
keywords: 
author: 
license: (ISC) 
About to write to /Users/nikhil/package.json:

and it seems to have worked OK.

My question is: Is this the right way I should have done this? How do you usually do this?

Also, I get these warnings – is it OK to ignore them?

npm WARN media-queries-nikhil@1.0.0 No description
npm WARN media-queries-nikhil@1.0.0 No repository field.

I’m creating this question in part so others like me looking for the answer to a similar issue can find an explanation, instead of just commands they need to fix their issue. I found a few similar question-threads, but none that actually explained what was happening and why.

Thanks for reading, I really appreciate any help with this 🙂


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