Error loading list of themes and packages


#1

When opening Atom, and going to the settings, I’m getting the following error when trying to find / display installed themes and packages:

“The system cannot find the path specified.”

Any ideas how I can fix this error, and get Atom loading and listing packages properly?

Running apm from the command line works, and I can list & install themes and packages from here.
I’ve uninstalled Git, Python and node and reinstalled.

apm -v shows

apm 1.0.1
npm 2.5.1
node 0.10.35
python 2.7.10
git 1.9.5.github.0
visual studio 2013

Running windows v8.1


#2

Did you install Atom to a non-standard directory?


#3

…or perhaps move the .atom folder after installation?


#4

This was a standard installation.

I had a bit more of a look at this, and the issue appears to be related to something called “node-gyp”. I just can’t get this installed, and I spent hours on this.

Looks like it’s No Atom For Me.


#5

node-gyp is responsible for interaction with build tools, such as Python and Visual Studio libraries.
Most cases like this turn out to be a problem with one of those two.

What’s your Visual Studio edition, Desktop?


#6

I have both Express 2013 for Windows Desktop and Express 2013 for Web installed, and these are fresh re-installations to try and fix this issue.


#7

Can you post your actual command line output, so we can see the full error stack?


#8

Top image is the error.
I’m not sure now how I tracked the issue to node-gyp, so maybe it isn’t a problem with node-gyp.


#9

Here’s the error I get rebuilding node-gyp


#10

Are you behind a proxy or firewall by any chance?


#11

Not that I know of.
I’m behind a standard Consumer level Cable Modem.


#12

Well if this works, and you’ve got all the dependencies installed it seems, I’m not sure what else to try.
You did try and re-install atom entirely, I presume?

If no one else has an idea here, it’s worth opening an issue on the repo, to see if anyone there has seen this before.