Meteor build does not work on windows



meteor 1.4 project. I created meteor build bundle on my windows 10 machine:meteor build C:\Users\MBJ\Documents\GitHub\meteorBundles

node 4.4.7 installed

unpacked the bundle and run the command,

(cd programs/server && npm install)
MONGO_URL=mongodb:// node main.js

and I get this error on windows 2012 server

C:\Users\Qlik\Documents\deployments\QRSMeteor.tar\QRSMeteor\bundle>(cd programs/
server   && npm install )
npm WARN package.json meteor-dev-bundle@0.0.0 No description
npm WARN package.json meteor-dev-bundle@0.0.0 No repository field.
npm WARN package.json meteor-dev-bundle@0.0.0 No README data
npm WARN package.json meteor-dev-bundle@0.0.0 No license field.
> meteor-dev-bundle@0.0.0 install C:\Users\Qlik\Documents\deployments\QRSMeteor.
> node npm-rebuild.js

      throw er; // Unhandled 'error' event

Error: spawn npm ENOENT
    at exports._errnoException (util.js:873:11)
    at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:178:32)
    at onErrorNT (internal/child_process.js:344:16)
    at nextTickCallbackWith2Args (node.js:442:9)
    at process._tickCallback (node.js:356:17)
    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:443:11)
    at startup (node.js:139:18)
    at node.js:968:3

npm ERR! Windows_NT 6.3.9600
npm ERR! argv "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node.exe" "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\
node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" "install"
npm ERR! node v4.4.7
npm ERR! npm  v2.15.8
npm ERR! meteor-dev-bundle@0.0.0 install: `node npm-rebuild.js`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the meteor-dev-bundle@0.0.0 install script 'node npm-rebuild.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the meteor-dev-bundle package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR!     node npm-rebuild.js
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
npm ERR!     npm bugs meteor-dev-bundle
npm ERR! Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via:

any ideas?


After building the app, edit the package.json in programs/server:

  "main": "../../main.js",
  "scripts": {
    "start": "node ../../main"

Then run npm start (from that directory)


You can automate the process:

meteor build output --directory
cd output\bundle\programs\server
npm install -g json
json -I -f package.json -e "this.main='../../main.js'"
json -I -f package.json -e "this.scripts={ start: 'node ../../main' }"
npm install --production
npm start


Thank you very much, Will try iT!

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone


No problem,

You might also want to check-out IISNode for managing the app process.

(Or consider a Windows PAAS like Azure)


Thanks, my company makes a product (qlik sense) that for now only works on windows. So I created a demo server on amazon. At first I used the dev client to run it. Runs pretty ok. But is not meant for this job. and on my t2 I had no resources left… so now we have m1.

I want to run it using node 4.4.7 and also install forever. I also looked at using but I got a (mongo driver error I guess), funny thing, the same mongo url did work when I used galaxy…

I had to update your proposal to include JSON " like

	  "main": "../../main.js",
	  "scripts": {
		"start": "node ../../main"

next step is to include the mongo url, something like this in my .bat file

cd C:\Users\Qlik\Documents\deployments\QRSMeteor.tar\QRSMeteor\bundle\programs\server
set ROOT_URL= 
set MONGO_URL=mongodb://
set PORT=80
npm start --settings settings-production.json


Not sure where you got the idea npm start accepts a settings option :slight_smile:

That is actually a feature of the Meteor build tool,

You need to parse the json and set as the environment variable “METEOR_SETTINGS”,

Something like this (assuming batch):

json -0 -f settings.json > temp.txt
DEL temp.txt


Hi, I get this error


You need to make sure the package is installed (or use an alternative parser):

npm install -g json


Thanks this works!!!