Can't install bluethoot module on a Raspberry PI 3



For my work i have to do some IoT with the Raspberry PI 3 and the Estimote Beacon (the yellow one).

I want to test with your sample but after cloning it and do npm install i always have some errors to install the Bluethoot module …

Here are the errors:

gyp ERR! stack Error: Can’t find Python executable “C:ProgramsPython2.7python2.7.exe”, you can set the PYTHON env variable.
gyp ERR! stack at PythonFinder.failNoPython (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:484:19)
gyp ERR! stack at PythonFinder. (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:406:16)
gyp ERR! stack at F (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/which/which.js:68:16)
gyp ERR! stack at E (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/which/which.js:80:29)
gyp ERR! stack at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/which/which.js:89:16
gyp ERR! stack at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/isexe/index.js:42:5
gyp ERR! stack at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/isexe/mode.js:8:5
gyp ERR! stack at FSReqWrap.oncomplete (fs.js:153:21)
gyp ERR! System Linux 4.14.98-v7+

Thank you very much for your time :slight_smile:


It looks like you need Python—do you have it installed? If you do, try setting the PYTHON env variable like the error says.

Also, here’s a related Stack Overflow thread, maybe it’ll help:

I don’t have a Windows machine at hand, and my RPi runs Linux, so forgive the somewhat-vague reply (:


Thanks for your response (:

Yes i have installed it on the Raspberry PI 3 (Raspbian)

When i write
ls /usr/bin/python i’ve got this:

The command line “which python” gives me “/usr/bin/python”

And i also tried to put these lines

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin

in my ~/.bashrc .

But nothing change :frowning:
Maybe it’s because gyp is looking for Windows pyhton executable ('C:programsPython2.7 …) while i’m on Raspbian


What if you try this:

export PYTHON=/usr/bin/python

Note the error message says:

Can’t find Python executable “C:ProgramsPython2.7python2.7.exe”, you can set the PYTHON env variable.

Pretty weird all in all, /usr/bin/python is as common as it gets, so why gyp thinks you’re on Windows and looks under C:\Programs\... is beyond me :slight_smile:


Ok i don’t know if it’s because i set the Python env variable (i try loads of solution including install globally, changing the version of node …) but now i have a different error message …


bluetooth-hci-socket cause me a lot of problems :smile:


Looks like some problem with your installation. Did you install all the necessary pre-requisites?

Maybe try deleting node_modules, and running npm install again? :stuck_out_tongue:

If all of this fails, there’s a fair bit of similar reports on the noble issue tracker, maybe you’ll find some solution that’ll work for you there:

Google: cannot find module ‘…/build/release/binding.node’


The solution was to install a npm manager version. So i installed ‘n’ (npm manager node version package) and downgrade to a lower version (6.6.6 if i remember well).

Now everything works ! :smiley:

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