Installing 'node-red-contrib-oracledb' fails


I tried to install the node-red-contrib-oracledb node so I could read/write to our Oracle DB. I have setup the oracledb node module (see install instructions here: using traditional node applications in the past and the issue is that it needs access to a couple of oracle provided libraries to complete the install. I assume this means I would need command line access to the groovBox to be able to make this install work… is command line access an option on the groovBox or is there another possible solution to this?

19 May 10:59:46 - [info] Installing module: node-red-contrib-oracledb
19 May 11:00:03 - [warn] Installation of module node-red-contrib-oracledb failed:
19 May 11:00:03 - [warn] ------------------------------------------
19 May 11:00:03 - [warn] Error: Command failed: npm install --production node-red-contrib-oracledb
node-oracledb ERR! Error: Cannot find Oracle library
node-oracledb ERR! Error: See
gyp: Call to 'INSTURL=""; ERR="node-oracledb ERR! Error:"; if [ -z $OCI_LIB_DIR ]; then OCI_LIB_DIR=`ls -d /usr/lib/oracle/*/client*/lib/libclntsh.* 2> /dev/null | tail -1 | sed -e 's#/libclntsh[^/]*##'`; if [ -z $OCI_LIB_DIR ]; then if [ -z "$ORACLE_HOME" ]; then if [ -f /opt/oracle/instantclient/ ]; then echo "/opt/oracle/instantclient/"; else echo "$ERR Cannot find Oracle library" >&2; echo "$ERR See $INSTURL" >&2; echo "" >&2; fi; else if [ -f "$ORACLE_HOME/lib/" ]; then echo $ORACLE_HOME/lib; else echo "$ERR Cannot find \$ORACLE_HOME/lib/" >&2; echo "$ERR See $INSTURL" >&2; echo "" >&2; fi; fi; else if [ -f "$OCI_LIB_DIR/" ]; then echo $OCI_LIB_DIR; else echo "$ERR Cannot find \$OCI_LIB_DIR/" >&2; echo "$ERR See $INSTURL" >&2; echo "" >&2; fi; fi; else if [ -f "$OCI_LIB_DIR/" ]; then echo $OCI_LIB_DIR; else echo "$ERR Cannot find \$OCI_LIB_DIR/" >&2; echo "$ERR See $INSTURL" >&2; echo "" >&2; fi; fi;' returned exit status 0 while in binding.gyp. while trying to load binding.gyp
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error: `gyp` failed with exit code: 1
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onCpExit (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:305:16)
gyp ERR! stack at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:191:7)
gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:204:12)
gyp ERR! System Linux 3.0.35-groov3.5
gyp ERR! command "/usr/local/bin/node" "/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild"
gyp ERR! cwd /home/dev/.node-red/node_modules/oracledb
gyp ERR! node -v v6.3.1
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v3.3.1
gyp ERR! not ok
npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/home/dev/.node-red/package.json'
npm WARN .node-red No description
npm WARN .node-red No repository field.
npm WARN .node-red No README data
npm WARN .node-red No license field.
npm ERR! Linux 3.0.35-groov3.5
npm ERR! argv "/usr/local/bin/node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "--production" "node-red-contrib-oracledb"
npm ERR! node v6.3.1
npm ERR! npm v3.10.3
npm ERR! oracledb@1.13.1 install: `node-gyp rebuild`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the oracledb@1.13.1 install script 'node-gyp rebuild'.
npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the oracledb package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! node-gyp rebuild
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
npm ERR! npm bugs oracledb
npm ERR! Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls oracledb
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.
npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR! /home/dev/.node-red/npm-debug.log
19 May 11:00:03 - [warn] ------------------------------------------


Yeah, nice find. (And thanks for the console dump, very handy).

There are hundreds of nodes, we cant test them all, so are bound to find a few bumps in the road for some of them.

Shoot me an email, borchard@opto22 and we will see how we can help.