Sometimes, Create React App will produce an error when you try to create a new application using
When I try to create a new React application this morning, I got a message saying that I can’t create a new React app as follows:
$ npx create-react-app my-app Need to install the following packages: create-react-app Ok to proceed? (y) y You are running `create-react-app` 4.0.3, which is behind the latest release (5.0.1). We no longer support global installation of Create React App. Please remove any global installs with one of the following commands: - npm uninstall -g create-react-app - yarn global remove create-react-app The latest instructions for creating a new app can be found here: https://create-react-app.dev/docs/getting-started/ npm ERR! code 1 npm ERR! path /Users/nsebhastian/Desktop/DEV npm ERR! command failed npm ERR! command sh -c create-react-app "my-app" npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: npm ERR! /Users/nsebhastian/.npm/_logs/2022-05-09T02_20_51_340Z-debug.log
The error above happens because Create React App thinks I have an older version of CRA installed on my computer.
But when I run the two uninstall commands above, I don’t see any package being removed from my npm modules:
$ npm uninstall -g create-react-app up to date, audited 1 package in 97ms found 0 vulnerabilities $ yarn global remove create-react-app yarn global v1.22.17 [1/2] 🗑 Removing module create-react-app... error This module isn't specified in a package.json file. info Visit https://yarnpkg.com/en/docs/cli/global for documentation about this command.
I didn’t find
create-react-app package either when I ran
npm list command:
$ npm list -g /Users/nsebhastian/.nvm/versions/node/v16.13.0/lib ├── email@example.com ├── firstname.lastname@example.org ├── email@example.com └── firstname.lastname@example.org
If you receive the same error, then the problem happens because npm keeps a cache of the Create React App that you’ve installed previously.
When you try to install CRA from
npx as shown below:
$ npx create-react-app my-app Need to install the following packages: create-react-app Ok to proceed? (y) y
Then npm will try to install the package using the cache stored from your previous install.
To resolve this error, you need to clear the cache of
npx with the following command:
If you’re using
npm init, then try to clear the npm cache with the following command:
npm cache clean --force
Once you clear the
npm cache, you should be able to use
create-react-app to create new applications again.
And that’s how you fix the
We no longer support global installation of Create React App error.
I hope this tutorial has been helpful for you 👍