I haven’t added anything to the recently received emonSD-30Oct18. Is it possible that the emonSD has a problem?
is this the expected output
emonSD-30Oct18 [email protected]:~ $ sudo dpkg --purge --force-all nodejs dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled: dpkg: warning: package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting a removal (Reading database ... 45289 files and directories currently installed.) Removing nodejs (10.14.0-1nodesource1) … [email protected]:~ $
Have you tried my suggestion above about replacing possibly corrupt list files?
OK so try
sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq nodejs
It’s misleading having 2 people advising John at once, so I’ll leave it with you for now Brian.
Ok, I think the package itself is corrupt.
I edited your reply. It is 3 ticks on a line on its own, then the code (no more ticks) then 3 more at the end of the block on a line on their own.
Have restarted script and so far it has passed the place it was stopping at before. Will update if it finishes okay.
Script finished. Thank you all for your help.
So, what made the difference?
What did you do before running the script?
sudo dpkg --purge --force-all nodejs
before restarting the command
Great to hear you got it sorted. Thanks for helping out guys
I’ve just testing again this evening with a fresh emonSD image and again it works first time. Something must have got messed up with @JohnSchols packages somehow.
I just followed the NodeRed RasPi install guide. It’s best for NodeRED to mentain their own install guide since steps may change over time: https://nodered.org/docs/hardware/raspberrypi
Agreed, but what I meant was that, as it will be quite common for users to want Node-Red especially those upgrading from the old SD image, it would be worth, in the How to Upgrade to New SD Image (that is a thing right…) that users are pointed to the ‘How to install Node-Red on Raspbian’ pages (having been instructed to enable SSH first of course).
I’ll get my hat…
Yes, there is already a note on the NodeRED user guide integrations page: