Trying to install truffle on Ubuntu 16.04 (on window I tried and failed). First I followed the simple instruction to install "npm install -g truffle" and later on followed this link . Still not able to get through. Please find the messages that I got on my terminal. Appreciate any help

root@truffle001:~# npm install -g truffle
npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: Renamed to libp2p-ipfs-nodejs
npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: Jade has been renamed to pug, please install th                                                                      e latest version of pug instead of jade
npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: to-iso-string has been deprecated, use                                                                       @segment/to-iso-string instead.
npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: Please update to minimatch 3.0.2 or higher                                                                       to avoid a RegExp DoS issue
Killed        .....] / extract:truffle: sill doParallel extract 912
  • try to update npm
    – Badr Bellaj
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 15:24
  • npm version is 4.2.0. Would that not help? FYI node version is 7.9.0 Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 19:33
  • just try npm install -g npm it may help you
    – Badr Bellaj
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 19:54
  • I can't believe it.. It worked.. Could you please help me understand? Now the npm version is 4.5.0. did that make the difference? Thanks . Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 21:53
  • maybe an old version of minimatch
    – Badr Bellaj
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 22:05

2 Answers 2


to help people who have the same problem, this issue is caused by the npm. to resolve it try to update npm :

 npm install -g npm 

if it didn't work ran npm cache clean -f


Have you tested this recently? Latest IPFS should npm install cleanly on Ubuntu. Let me know if you experience something different.

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