Socket.io.js not found on Ubuntu but is on Windows
I've been pulling out my hair trying to figure this problem out. I have a node.js app that works fine in windows. I zipped everything up and put it on my linux box (Ubuntu 12) and installed all of the libraries through npm, and yet I still get a 404 message saying my socket.io.js file cannot be found. I've tried various solutions such as linked to the cdn.socket.io script but that just throws a "require not found" error. My code in my html is as follows:
I've even tried
and here is my server side:
var express = require('express'); var app = express.createServer(); var io = require('socket.io').listen(app); ... app.listen(4000); console.log('server started');
This question is similar, however the answer for it is simply is an updated express semantic which shouldn't apply to my code: socket.io.js not found
If my understanding is correct, the script path should work because when socket.io is running, it should direct that request to the right route. I don't really know what else I should look into for a fix, could it be something with the path in Ubuntu? Any help would be very much appreciated!
Just tested this:
var io = require('socket.io').listen(8000);
Went to localhost:8000 and the 'welcome to socket.io' message showed up so I know it is running....
my node app:
I had the same problem and it seemed that the reason was that something went wrong during the installation of socket.io.
Actually the only workaround I found was to make a new directory, copy all your code there and do a fresh install of the Express and socket.io modules:
npm install express socket.io
Maybe I was lucky, but it worked!