on running command npm install -g appium

Following error is shown:

/usr/local/bin/authorize-ios -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/.bin/authorize-ios /usr/local/bin/appium -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/build/lib/main.js

[email protected] install /usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-chromedriver node install-npm.js

(node:2007) UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: Error: EACCES: permission denied, mkdir '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-chromedriver/201935-2007-2pczhq.vag1r' (node:2007) UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: Unhandled promise rejection. This error originated either by throwing inside of an async function without a catch block, or by rejecting a promise which was not handled with .catch(). (rejection id: 1) (node:2007) [DEP0018] DeprecationWarning: Unhandled promise rejections are deprecated. In the future, promise rejections that are not handled will terminate the Node.js process with a non-zero exit code. [15:57:21] [Chromedriver Install] Installing Chromedriver version '2.46' for platform 'mac' and architecture '64' [15:57:21] [Chromedriver Install] Opening temp file to write 'chromedriver_mac64' to... Error: EACCES: permission denied, mkdir '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-chromedriver/201935-2007-12eqg3q.3n01' npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE npm ERR! errno 1 npm ERR! [email protected] install: node install-npm.js npm ERR! Exit status 1 npm ERR! npm ERR! Failed at the [email protected] install script. npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: npm ERR! /var/root/.npm/_logs/2019-04-05T10_27_23_058Z-debug.log sh-3.2#

We tried giving sudo access to logged in user still same issue.

1 Answer 1


It seems appium-chromedriver has got issue if you are behind a proxy. You may install Appium Desktop as per the discussion here .

Never try 'sudo' with Appium.

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