I'm working on writing a talk for an upcoming conference and I decided to look into using
remarkjs to see if I like it. There's a CLI tool for using remark called
backslide that adds some convenience, so I decided I'd give that a go.
When I tried to install it, I got a bunch of errors from the dependencies-
PS C:\Users\jcleaver> npm install -g backslide node-pre-gyp WARN Tried to download(404): https://hummus.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/hummus/v1.0.87/node-v57-win32-x64.tar.gz node-pre-gyp WARN Pre-built binaries not found for email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org (node-v57 ABI, unknown) (falling back to source compile with node-gyp) gyp ERR! configure error gyp ERR! stack Error: Can't find Python executable "C:\Python36-32\python.EXE", you can set the PYTHON env variable.
Well, when I tried setting
Fortunately, someone was nice enough to make an NPM package that does both of these things and installs them such that they don't interfere with existing installs.
npm install --global windows-build-tools npm install --global backslide