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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#48288 new defect (bug)

WordPress Installation - "npm run env:start" not working on windows

Reported by: veminom Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.3
Component: Build/Test Tools Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:



npm run env:start

seems to be not working on Windows

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open windows environment.
  2. Clone WP Trunk -
    git clone git://develop.git.wordpress.org/ wp-trunk
  3. Navigate to cloned directory -
    cd wp-trunk
  4. Install npm for the project -
    npm install
  5. Got an error for PhantomJS -
    PhantomJS not found on PATH
    Downloading https://github.com/Medium/phantomjs/releases/download/v2.1.1/phantomjs-2.1.1-windows.zip
    Saving to C:\Users\PREMAN~1\AppData\Local\Temp\phantomjs\phantomjs-2.1.1-windows.zip
    Error making request.
    Error: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com github-production-release-asset-2e65be.s3.amazonaws.com:443
        at GetAddrInfoReqWrap.onlookup [as oncomplete] (dns.js:57:26)

Screenshot: https://cl.ly/4f89e35a9128

  1. Installed PhantomJS using NPM -
    npm install phantomjs-prebuilt
  2. Ran
    npm install
    again and it working without any errors
  1. Ran
    npm run env:start

Command but it failed with the following errors:

'docker-compose' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
    throw err;

Screenshot: https://cl.ly/08c56b836dce

There are 2 points I'm concerned with

  1. PhantomJS should get installed as a dependency while running
    npm install
  1. The errors I'm getting while running
    npm run env:start

Change History (4)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by veminom. View the logs.

2 years ago

#2 @johnbillion
2 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#3 @bookdude13
21 months ago

Hey @veminom! I just started doing some dev with WP, and also use Windows. Have you installed Docker, as mentioned in README.md in the repo and in https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/08/05/wordpress-local-environment/?

#4 @desrosj
12 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; needs-patch removed

Hi @veminom!

Are you still experiencing this issue? I can't be certain, but the error message you shared seems to be a problem with NPM downloading the PhantomJS package. The second message seems to indicate Docker is not installed or available.

Can you please confirm that Docker was installed and running when you ran those commands? Also, I did find some StackOverflow posts that indicated some users needed to restart Docker after installing in order for it to work properly.

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