hi all, esp. @leedohm & @DavidLGoldberg,
i took most of the weekend off to attend to some personal biz and am still doing some of that.
just as clarification - @DavidLGoldberg, i never thought that’s what you were saying about nvm, nor did i indicate that at any point. i was just saying nvm should be able to be used to install various versions (for testing) of node.js without running into the problem @leedohm previously mentioned of the grunt file needing a node.js install that has root access. this was confirmed both by @LJHarb here of nvm and a bit tersely without much further help or explanation by the folks over at grunt.js on github (the folks from grunt.js being terse, i mean, not anyone here).
@leedohm - o.k., again, i appreciate all your help, and the detailed testing & listing you went through in showing a successful Atom install on your ubuntu linux 14.04 LTS VM clean install. however, as i mentioned before, there are several places i noticed in that where you not only deviated from what i described i did, but also deviate from how both node.js says to install if you download their *.tar.gz from nodejs.org and also from the wiki documents on how Atom says to install. my confusion is — where would you like me document these differences? here or over at the new discussion you created? please let me know, and when i have a bit more time, i’ll do that, if you want it.
thank you all again.
— faddah wolf
portland, oregon, u.s.a.