Install failed with npm install -g meteor

running npm install -g meteor gives this error
Error: Response status was 403
at ClientRequest. (C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\meteor\node_modules\node-downloader-helper\dist\index.js:1:7153)
at Object.onceWrapper (events.js:422:26)
at ClientRequest.emit (events.js:315:20)
at HTTPParser.parserOnIncomingClient [as onIncoming] (_http_client.js:641:27)
at HTTPParser.parserOnHeadersComplete (_http_common.js:126:17)
at TLSSocket.socketOnData (_http_client.js:509:22)
at TLSSocket.emit (events.js:315:20)
at addChunk (_stream_readable.js:309:12)
at readableAddChunk (_stream_readable.js:284:9)
at TLSSocket.Readable.push (_stream_readable.js:223:10)
Emitted ‘error’ event on b instance at:
at ClientRequest. (C:\Users\Jefferson\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\meteor\node_modules\node-downloader-helper\dist\index.js:1:7284)
at Object.onceWrapper (events.js:422:26)
[… lines matching original stack trace …]
at TLSSocket.Readable.push (_stream_readable.js:223:10) {
status: 403,

I also get an identical issue, again for npm install -g meteor.

Trying to run this on Windows 10. Have tried in powershell/cmd prompt and as administrator.

Have also tried using the installer (Some other forum posts suggested as a fix, however no success).

Would appreciate any assistance :slight_smile:

@filipenevola is probably the best to answer this.

Actually I think it was @zodern that made the new Windows installer.

@storyteller I just figured Filipe might know if there were any issues with download servers.


In either case the fastest way is to reach out to these people on community Slack.

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We’ve done some tests and it’s working.

Maybe you are behind a proxy or firewall?