I am trying to get npm to work. In the process, I seem to have two versions of it installed: A corrupt one installed in ~/bin, and another I just compiled and ran
make install to put it in
So, I moved the entire ~/bin folder into ~/old/bin ... but still when I run
npm the system searches in ~/bin:
$ which npm /usr/local/bin/npm $ alias npm -bash: alias: npm: not found $ npm -bash: /home/ubuntu/bin/npm: No such file or directory $ echo $PATH /home/ubuntu/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games $
What causes Ubuntu to look for npm in
~/bin/npm ? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. I don't know if the question is ubuntu-specific or not, it can be moved to askubuntu if needed.
I do see ~/bin in the PATH, but as far I as understand this only means that if npm was present at ~/bin then it would have used it ... but why does bash insist to look for it specifically there? Why doesn't it find
/usr/local/bin/npm, even though the
which command does find it?