I'm running Raspbian Jessie Lite and having trouble getting blessed-contrib running.

npm install gives me the following errors:

pi@PAPI:~/blessed-contrib $ npm install
npm ERR! 404 Not Found
npm ERR! 404
npm ERR! 404 'types/blessed' is not in the npm registry.
npm ERR! 404 You should bug the author to publish it
npm ERR! 404 It was specified as a dependency of 'blessed-contrib'
npm ERR! 404
npm ERR! 404 Note that you can also install from a
npm ERR! 404 tarball, folder, or http url, or git url.

npm ERR! System Linux 4.9.41+
npm ERR! command "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! cwd /home/pi/blessed-contrib
npm ERR! node -v v4.8.2
npm ERR! npm -v 1.4.21
npm ERR! code E404
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/pi/blessed-contrib/npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code 0

I've already looked at Getting NPM installed on Raspberry Pi (Wheezy Image) but none of the provided solutions work.

  • Could you try running sudo npm install -g npm and then repeat npm install? I suspect the issue is that your npm version is too old, but can't confirm it myself.
    – Aurora0001
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 14:56

1 Answer 1


It looks like your version of npm is too old to support scoped packages which blessed-contrib is making use of. But it is only using it for a dev dependency. You can try doing a production install to skip it with

npm install --production

Or alternatively upgrade npm to a later version.

npm install --global npm

and run it with the absolute path like

/usr/local/bin/npm install

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