I am currently working on a coding project, and would like to test them on my RaspPi. All of the code works when I run it on travis-ci. However, when I run it on RaspPi nothing happens. Here is a simplified version:

~$ npm install jsdoc
# bunch of stats that all report success
~$ jsdoc --help
~$ jsdoc --help

As you can see, jsdoc is outputting nothing, as if it never installed. But the following shows it is installed:

~$ jsdoc
bash: jsdoc: command not found
~$ npm install jsdoc
~$ jsdoc --help
~$ jsdoc --help

For the full repo, look here: https://github.com/FreezePhoenix/XtraUtils/tree/JavaScript

  • The methods suggested by @Aurora0001 do not work. May 27, 2018 at 18:51
  • Hmm, I wonder if it's a Node verson issue. How did you install Node on your Pi? Could you also check the version with node -v?
    – Aurora0001
    May 27, 2018 at 19:28
  • @Aurora0001 different device and comments work. May 27, 2018 at 19:31
  • I installed node using sudo apt-get install node which installed it as nodejs... and node -v gives nothing. May 27, 2018 at 19:32
  • Hmm, is this Raspbian Jessie on the problematic Pi? If so, that would probably explain it.
    – Aurora0001
    May 27, 2018 at 19:33

1 Answer 1


My original thought that it was a global/local installation issue was incorrect. The issue is probably caused by using the nodejs package from the repositories instead of directly from Node. On Jessie, nodejs v0.10.29 is provided, and on Stretch, v4.8.2. Version 0.10 is from 2013, which is, in Node terms, ancient.

JSDoc isn't compatible with 0.10.29 (the Jessie version), but it is compatible with 4.8.2:

JSDoc supports Node.js 4.2.0 and later. You can install JSDoc globally or in your project's node_modules folder.

You can either:


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