I am attempting to build wallet from source but following the instructions in the README. My motivation is I'm interested in a hardware wallet concept / wallet projects in general.

Running OS X 10.12.6 and I installed all prereqs listed in the wallet repo.

$ git clone https://github.com/iotaledger/wallet

$ cd wallet

$ git clone https://github.com/iotaledger/iri

$ cd iri

Following iri doc:

$ mvn clean compile

$ mvn package

[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-surefire-plugin:2.12.4:test
[ERROR] ... etc etc

$ mvn package -DskipTests=true

I confirmed that there are jars built in wallet/iri/target

$ cd ..

Follow wallet docs:

$ npm install

ERR! stack Error: Python executable "/Users/casey/miniconda3/bin/python" is v3.6.3, which is not supported by gyp.

$ npm install --python=python2.7

gyp ERR! build error
gyp ERR! stack Error: `make` failed with exit code: 2
gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.onExit (/Users/casey/.nvm/versions/node/v8.9.1/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/build.js:258:23)
gyp ERR! stack     at emitTwo (events.js:126:13)
gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:214:7)
gyp ERR! stack     at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:198:12)
gyp ERR! System Darwin 16.7.0
gyp ERR! command "/Users/casey/.nvm/versions/node/v8.9.1/bin/node" "/Users/casey/.nvm/versions/node/v8.9.1/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild"
gyp ERR! cwd /Users/casey/Dev/iota/wallet/node_modules/ffi
gyp ERR! node -v v8.9.1
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v3.6.2
gyp ERR! not ok
npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: 7zip-bin-linux@1.1.0 (node_modules/7zip-bin-linux):
npm WARN notsup SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: Unsupported platform for 7zip-bin-linux@1.1.0: wanted {"os":"linux","arch":"any"} (current: {"os":"darwin","arch":"x64"})
npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: 7zip-bin-win@2.1.1 (node_modules/7zip-bin-win):
npm WARN notsup SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: Unsupported platform for 7zip-bin-win@2.1.1: wanted {"os":"win32","arch":"any"} (current: {"os":"darwin","arch":"x64"})

npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! ffi@2.2.0 install: `node-gyp rebuild`
npm ERR! Exit status 1

full NPM debug log: https://gist.github.com/b9129f67b4ee62b89fbf7f201a2e1fb7

It seems to be an issue with node-gyp specifically w node-gyp rebuild

Does anyone have an idea what the issue might be?

1 Answer 1


The issue was I had Python 3 installed @ ~/miniconda3 so even thought I was running the install script with Python 2.7 something else, I think electron, was referencing the Python on my path or something like that which was Python 3.

I rm -rf ~/miniconda3 then rm -rf node_modules and its working.

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