[Solved] Npm install hung or takes too long time

While working on Node you may be downloading various npm packages. Sometimes the download process just hung and does not move forward. You may also see errors related to non-reachable registry.npmjs.org URL.


Typically error logs look like this:

E:\ngexamples\helloworld>npm install -g webpack
npm ERR! errno ETIMEDOUT
npm ERR! network request to https://registry.npmjs.org/core-util-is/-/core-util-is-1.0.2.tgz failed, reason: connect ETIMEDOUT
npm ERR! network This is a problem related to network connectivity.
npm ERR! network In most cases you are behind a proxy or have bad network settings.
npm ERR! network
npm ERR! network If you are behind a proxy, please make sure that the
npm ERR! network 'proxy' config is set properly.  See: 'npm help config'

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     C:\Users\Lokesh\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\_logs\2018-06-18T16_50_17_569Z-debug.log


Mostly (and for me as well) this error is due to incorrect proxy settings. Verify network proxy settings are correct.

Else try removing proxy settings using below commands and try again.

$ npm config rm proxy
$ npm config rm https-proxy

Hopefully above commands will sole this error for you as well.

Happy Learning !!

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10 thoughts on “[Solved] Npm install hung or takes too long time”

  1. I tried the code above and i tried download the react App again using the code “npx create-react-app my-app” and it flagged this errror:
    npm ERR! Cannot read properties of null (reading ‘pickAlgorithm’)

    npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
    npm ERR! C:\Users\Edmund Obinna\AppData\Local\npm-cache\_logs\2022-02-22T09_20_09_248Z-debug-0.log

    Aborting installation.
    npm install –no-audit –save –save-exact –loglevel error react react-dom react-scripts cra-template has failed.

    Deleting generated file… package.json
    Deleting app/ from C:\Users\Edmund Obinna

  2. How to enter these commands $ npm config rm proxy
    $ npm config rm https-proxy in CMD or in Visual Studio Code. Please tell me.


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