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updating @victronenergy nodes in node-red failing

Raspberry pi 3B+, VenusOS Large V280.11/20

I clicked "update to 1.4.2" by the victron energy nodes in the node-red palette. I currently have 1.4.1 installed and working. The installation failed with the following output in the event log:

2021-09-07T04:44:28.988Z Install : @victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron 1.4.2

2021-09-07T04:44:29.152Z npm install --no-audit --no-update-notifier --no-fund --save --save-prefix=~ --production --engine-strict @victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron@1.4.2

2021-09-07T04:45:08.431Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:08.432Z [err] WARN rollback Rolling back @victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron@1.4.2 failed (this is probably harmless): ENOTDIR: not a directory, lstat '/data/home/root/.node-red/node_modules/@victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron'

2021-09-07T04:45:09.965Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.965Z [err] ERR! code EEXIST

2021-09-07T04:45:09.966Z [err] npm ERR! syscall

2021-09-07T04:45:09.967Z [err] mkdir

2021-09-07T04:45:09.967Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.967Z [err] ERR! path /data/home/root/.node-red/node_modules/@victronenergy

2021-09-07T04:45:09.967Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.968Z [err] ERR! errno -17

2021-09-07T04:45:09.989Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.989Z [err] ERR! EEXIST: file already exists, mkdir '/data/home/root/.node-red/node_modules/@victronenergy'

2021-09-07T04:45:09.990Z [err] npm ERR! File exists: /data/home/root/.node-red/node_modules/@victronenergy

2021-09-07T04:45:09.990Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.991Z [err] ERR! Remove the existing file and try again, or run npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.991Z [err] npm ERR!

2021-09-07T04:45:09.992Z [err] with --force to overwrite files recklessly.

2021-09-07T04:45:10.080Z [err]

2021-09-07T04:45:10.080Z [err] npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:

2021-09-07T04:45:10.080Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:10.081Z [err] ERR! /home/root/.npm/_logs/2021-09-07T04_45_10_053Z-debug.log

2021-09-07T04:45:10.204Z rc=239

When I ssh into the raspi and go to the node_modules directory I see that @victronenergy is not a directory but a file with 0 bytes. The file config.nodes.json file, however, seems to point to "/usr/lib/node_modules/@victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron/src/nodes/config-client.js" so maybe that's why the update do not work.

My question is, how do I make it work without screwing something up? :)

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mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

Hi, those Victron nodes are part of the complete Venus OS, and are not individually updateable.

Only self installed extra nodes/pallettes are updateable

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ok. am I missing something important? I guess they will update if I update venusOS, but in the console there is always "error during checking" when I check for updates...

Hi, online updates don’t work yet for Venus OS large, you need to download the new file to a usb stick