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Opened 11 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#52690 new defect (bug)

`npm install` aborts on Apple Silicon due to Puppeteer not finding appropriate chromium binary

Reported by: afragen Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Build/Test Tools Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


On Apple Silicon, I get an error running npm install from wordpress-develop due to a puppeteer script.

$ npm install

> puppeteer@4.0.1 install /Users/afragen/Local_Beta_Sites/wordpressdevelop/app/public/node_modules/grunt-contrib-qunit/node_modules/puppeteer
> node install.js

The chromium binary is not available for arm64:
If you are on Ubuntu, you can install with:

 apt-get install chromium-browser

            throw new Error();

    at /Users/afragen/Local_Beta_Sites/wordpressdevelop/app/public/node_modules/grunt-contrib-qunit/node_modules/puppeteer/lib/BrowserFetcher.js:112:19

I am running the shell session in Rosetta (x86_64) emulation. This has previously worked and not certain if it's related to r50441.

Setting export PUPPETEER_SKIP_CHROMIUM_DOWNLOAD=true in the session does allow for the npm install to complete.

Change History (4)

#2 @afragen
11 months ago

Thanks Aaron

#3 @afragen
11 months ago

I have used nvm to install node v15.x which is able to be compiled for arm64. Must have Xcode Command Line Tools installed.

  • nvm install 15, give this time to compile/build, currently this installs node v15.10.0
  • nvm use 15
  • nvm alias default 15, this so every new session will use this version of node.

Now there's no need to run the shell session under Rosetta.

Last edited 11 months ago by afragen (previous) (diff)
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