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Problem :

I am trying to learn the Node JS. I have already installed my Node.JS (9.4.0) with the help of below commands.

$brew install node      
$node -v                                                             $v0.12.7

Then I executed below command

 npm install -g grunt-cli for test. But it gave me below error:

/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/unsupported.js:28
        console.error(`a bug known to break npm. Please update to at least ${r
                      ^
SyntaxError: Unexpected token ILLEGAL
    at exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:73:16)
    at Module._compile (module.js:443:25)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:478:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:355:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:310:12)
    at Module.require (module.js:365:17)
    at require (module.js:384:17)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js:19:21
    at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js:92:3)
    at Module._compile (module.js:460:26)

How can I fix above error?

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Solution :

I have faced such issues in the past.

One of the cause of the issue is the incorrect path. You need to crosscheck your path.

It is possible that you are using the old version of Node JS which is not supporting the template litterels. So you can try to upgrade to the latest version of Node JS.

If above solutions are  not working for you then you should remove all the node/npm/gulp files from /usr/local area.

Then you should use "rpm -e" to remove all the nodejs packages and the npm

After that use below commands

yum install nodejs npm

npm install -g n

n 4.7.0

npm install -g gulp

It will fix your issue.

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