Segmentation fault when trying to install packages and themes from both command line and atom user interface


I newly installed Atom on Ubuntu 17.10 via Ubuntu Software.
But I cannot install any package nor theme, neither from the user interface nor from the terminal.

This is what I get in the +Install Packages pane (left side):

On the rigth side is what I get from the terminal using $ apm:

Segmentation fault (core dumped)
“$binDir/$nodeBin” “cliPath" "@”

Thanks to anyone who could help me. :pensive:

Can't install packages after reinstalling linux

had the same issue. seems like apm doesn’t work with ubuntu snap…Ended up uninstalling and installing using the deb package from site. Worked then.


Found someone had already raised an issue about it Cannot manage/update packages, cannot update Atom core


It seems like you are right! :slightly_smiling_face:

I uninstalled and installed using the debian package. It’s working fine!