Unable to install appium@1.8.1 through npm


appium1.9 is working for me, as it doesn’t allow to capture objects I tried to install appium 1.8.1 but getting some error. (below is the error)

C:\Users\A1001515>npm install appium@1.8.1

npm WARN deprecated appium-android-bootstrap@2.11.0: Moved to appium-android-dri


npm WARN deprecated appium-uiautomator@1.2.0: Moved to appium-android-bootstrap

> appium-chromedriver@4.0.0 install C:\Users\A1001515\node_modules\appium\node_m


> node install-npm.js

info Chromedriver Install Installing Chromedriver version ‘2.38’ for platform 'w

in’ and architecture '32’

info Chromedriver Install Opening temp file to write chromedriver_win32 to…

info Chromedriver Install Downloading https://chromedriver.storage.googleapis.co


RequestError: Error: connect ETIMEDOUT

** at new RequestError (C:\Users\A1001515\node_modules\appium\node_modules\requ**


** at Request.plumbing.callback (C:\Users\A1001515\node_modules\appium\node_mod**


** at Request.RP$callback [as _callback] (C:\Users\A1001515\node_modules\appium**


** at self.callback (C:\Users\A1001515\node_modules\appium\node_modules\request**


** at emitOne (events.js:116:13)**

** at Request.emit (events.js:211:7)**

** at Request.onRequestError (C:\Users\A1001515\node_modules\appium\node_module**


** at emitOne (events.js:116:13)**

** at ClientRequest.emit (events.js:211:7)**

** at TLSSocket.socketErrorListener (_http_client.js:387:9)**

** at emitOne (events.js:116:13)**

** at TLSSocket.emit (events.js:211:7)**

** at emitErrorNT (internal/streams/destroy.js:66:8)**

** at _combinedTickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:139:11)**

** at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:181:9)**

npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open 'C:\Users\A1001515\packa


npm WARN A1001515 No description

npm WARN A1001515 No repository field.

npm WARN A1001515 No README data

npm WARN A1001515 No license field.

npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: fsevents@1.2.4 (node_modules\fse


npm WARN notsup SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: Unsupported platform for fsevents@

1.2.4: wanted {“os”:“darwin”,“arch”:“any”} (current: {“os”:“win32”,“arch”:“x64”}



npm ERR! errno 1

npm ERR! appium-chromedriver@4.0.0 install: `node install-npm.js`

npm ERR! Exit status 1

npm ERR!

npm ERR! Failed at the appium-chromedriver@4.0.0 install script.

npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional log

ging output above.

Can you help me?? As, I have to represent demo of mobile testing through Katalon in my company for other teams.


why would be this a katalon issue?

looks more like an npm related problem …


hv u uninstalled the 1.9 version?


I am saying its a katalon issue. Just asking for help


@Gradito Tunggulcahyo
Yes… but still same error…


Hi Meenal,

Do you know if you’re behind a corporate firewall? If so, the issue might be that you need to allow proxying. There is a discussion here that might help:


- Chris