ElectronClient Error | File missing

I am trying to set up a development environment.
I am on a Windows PC. I forked and cloned the repo.
Then installed all the required files.

After running npm run start in the electron folder, I am getting this on the console:

$ npm run start

Joplin@1.0.185 start C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient
gulp build -L && electron . --env dev --log-level debug --no-welcome --open-dev-tools

But the app shows an error message : "Cannot find module ‘./NoteContentPropertiesDialog.js’ "
I have attached a screenshot.

@prash go to the root of the project and run npm install

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delete the node modules from electron client folder go to the main folder and no npm intstall, it will work, make sure that you have a stable connection

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I deleted the node modules folder and ran npm install.

This is what I got:

Joplin@1.0.185 postinstall C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient
npm run build && gulp electronRebuild

Joplin@1.0.185 build C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient
patch-package && gulp build

patch-package 6.2.0
Applying patches...
sax@1.2.4 :heavy_check_mark:
[10:55:03] Using gulpfile ~\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\gulpfile.js
[10:55:03] Starting 'build'...
[10:55:03] Starting 'copyLib'...
[10:55:04] Finished 'copyLib' after 856 ms
[10:55:04] Starting 'compileScripts'...
[10:55:04] Finished 'compileScripts' after 14 ms
[10:55:04] Starting 'compilePackageInfo'...
[10:55:04] Finished 'compilePackageInfo' after 282 ms
[10:55:04] Starting 'copyPluginAssets'...
[10:55:04] Finished 'copyPluginAssets' after 58 ms
[10:55:04] Finished 'build' after 1.22 s
[10:55:05] Using gulpfile ~\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\gulpfile.js
[10:55:05] Starting 'electronRebuild'...
Running: "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\tools/../node_modules/.bin/electron-rebuild.cmd" --arch ia32
[10:55:10] 'electronRebuild' errored after 4.54 s
[10:55:10] Error: Command failed: "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\tools/../node_modules/.bin/electron-rebuild.cmd" --arch ia32

  • Searching dependency tree
    × Rebuild Failed

An unhandled error occurred inside electron-rebuild
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\gyp_main.py", line 50, in
sys.exit(gyp.script_main())
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp_init_.py", line 554, in script_main
return main(sys.argv[1:])
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp_init_.py", line 547, in main
return gyp_main(args)
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp_init_.py", line 532, in gyp_main
generator.GenerateOutput(flat_list, targets, data, params)
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp\generator\msvs.py", line 2030, in GenerateOutput
sln_projects, project_objects, flat=msvs_version.FlatSolution())
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp\generator\msvs.py", line 1787, in _GatherSolutionFolders
return _DictsToFolders('', root, flat)
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp\generator\msvs.py", line 1740, in _DictsToFolders
for folder, contents in bucket.items():
AttributeError: 'MSVSProject' object has no attribute 'items'
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error: gyp failed with exit code: 1
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onCpExit (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\configure.js:351:16)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:198:13)
gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:248:12)
gyp ERR! System Windows_NT 10.0.18363
gyp ERR! command "C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe" "C:\Users\mhima\Documents\#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\bin\node-gyp.js" "rebuild" "--target=7.1.12" "--arch=ia32" "--dist-url=https://electronjs.org/headers" "--build-from-source" "--module_name=fse" "--module_path=C:\Users\mhima\Documents\#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\babel-cli\node_modules\fsevents\lib\binding\Release\electron-v7.1-win32-ia32" "--remote_path=./v1.2.9/" "--package_name=fse-v1.2.9-electron-v7.1-win32-ia32.tar.gz" "--host=https://fsevents-binaries.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com"
gyp ERR! cwd C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\babel-cli\node_modules\fsevents
gyp ERR! node -v v10.16.3
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v6.1.0
gyp ERR! not ok

Failed with exit code: 1

Error: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\gyp_main.py", line 50, in
sys.exit(gyp.script_main())
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp_init_.py", line 554, in script_main
return main(sys.argv[1:])
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp_init_.py", line 547, in main
return gyp_main(args)
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp_init_.py", line 532, in gyp_main
generator.GenerateOutput(flat_list, targets, data, params)
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp\generator\msvs.py", line 2030, in GenerateOutput
sln_projects, project_objects, flat=msvs_version.FlatSolution())
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp\generator\msvs.py", line 1787, in _GatherSolutionFolders
return _DictsToFolders('', root, flat)
File "C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\gyp\pylib\gyp\generator\msvs.py", line 1740, in _DictsToFolders
for folder, contents in bucket.items():
AttributeError: 'MSVSProject' object has no attribute 'items'
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error: gyp failed with exit code: 1
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onCpExit (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\configure.js:351:16)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:198:13)
gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:248:12)
gyp ERR! System Windows_NT 10.0.18363
gyp ERR! command "C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe" "C:\Users\mhima\Documents\#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\node-gyp\bin\node-gyp.js" "rebuild" "--target=7.1.12" "--arch=ia32" "--dist-url=https://electronjs.org/headers" "--build-from-source" "--module_name=fse" "--module_path=C:\Users\mhima\Documents\#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\babel-cli\node_modules\fsevents\lib\binding\Release\electron-v7.1-win32-ia32" "--remote_path=./v1.2.9/" "--package_name=fse-v1.2.9-electron-v7.1-win32-ia32.tar.gz" "--host=https://fsevents-binaries.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com"
gyp ERR! cwd C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\babel-cli\node_modules\fsevents
gyp ERR! node -v v10.16.3
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v6.1.0
gyp ERR! not ok

Failed with exit code: 1
at SafeSubscriber._error (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\spawn-rx\lib\src\index.js:267:84)
at SafeSubscriber.__tryOrUnsub (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\rxjs\internal\Subscriber.js:205:16)
at SafeSubscriber.error (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\rxjs\internal\Subscriber.js:156:26)
at Subscriber._error (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\rxjs\internal\Subscriber.js:92:26)
at Subscriber.error (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\rxjs\internal\Subscriber.js:72:18)
at MapSubscriber.Subscriber._error (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\rxjs\internal\Subscriber.js:92:26)
at MapSubscriber.Subscriber.error (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\rxjs\internal\Subscriber.js:72:18)
at SafeSubscriber._next (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\spawn-rx\lib\src\index.js:242:65)
at SafeSubscriber.__tryOrUnsub (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\rxjs\internal\Subscriber.js:205:16)
at SafeSubscriber.next (C:\Users\mhima\Documents#Code\jop\joplin\ElectronClient\node_modules\rxjs\internal\Subscriber.js:143:22)

at ChildProcess.exithandler (child_process.js:294:12)
at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:198:13)
at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (domain.js:466:23)
at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:982:16)
at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:259:5)

npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! Joplin@1.0.185 postinstall: npm run build && gulp electronRebuild
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the Joplin@1.0.185 postinstall script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users\mhima\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2020-02-28T05_25_10_388Z-debug.log

Try recloning and then run npm install again.
Might just work.

Are you building on windows? try running this first

npm install --global windows-build-tools

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