Cannot install Resin CLI on ubuntu 16.04

Hello. I’ve installed npm (version 3.5.2) and nodejs (version 4.2.6). This seems to meet the requirements specified in the readme file for installing the CLI. But, when running:
> sudo npm install --global --production resin-cli

I get the error:

drivelist@5.2.6 install: `prebuild-install || node-gyp rebuild`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Failed at the drivelist@5.2.6 install script 'prebuild-install || node-gyp rebuild'.<a class="attachment" href="//discourse-cloud-file-uploads.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/business5/uploads/balena/original/1X/a6d5a540e7949b4ee5f6d0b7eaa8a08f2cffbc66.log">npm-debug.log</a> (672.5 KB)
npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the drivelist package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.

I’ve attached the log file. I’d appreciate any help.

Hey @bob,

it’s because the nodejs package set node binary name as nodejs while that package expects it should be node only. So we have 2 solutions here, you can fix it by doing ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node or the more Debian/Ubuntu way to do it is apt-get install nodejs-legacy which does the same thing.

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Thanks. That took care of it. I appreciate it.