• [Error: EACCES: permission denied, scandir '/root/.npm/_logs']

    There is some incompatibility with Docker for Windows The solution is to enable WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux v2) and the problem goes away.

  • Can't open input file latest.sql.bz2: No such file or directory

    After downloading the data dumps, you may realize that an attempt to uncompress it using the command bzip2 -d latest.sql.bz2 doesn’t work and gives the above error.

    It can be solved by giving the absolute path of the latest.sql.bz2 file in place of the file name.

    bzip2 -d path/to/file
  • fatal: unable to access '': gnutls_handshake() failed: Error in the pull function

    Check your internet connection and make sure you are not working behind any proxy.

  • No Css Styles?

    Try running yarn run build-less or npm run build-less from the project directory.


  • Elasticsearch taking too much time?

    let ElasticSearch to run on its own terminal, and proceed the building process by making another window of terminal.

  • Waiting for elasticsearch:9200 .elasticsearch: forward host lookup failed: Unknown host

    The cause could be the docker-machine’s memory limits. you can inspect this with the command:

    docker-machine inspect machine-name

    To diagnose this problem, try taking a look at the logs with the command:

    docker-compose logs elasticsearch

    And if you see an error within the logs along the lines of:

    # There is insufficient memory for the Java Runtime Environment to continue.
    # Native memory allocation (mmap) failed to map 2060255232 bytes for committing reserved memory.

    Please try recreating the default docker machine by:

    1. Remove default docker-machine with the command:

    docker-machine rm default

    2. Create a new default machine with the command:

    docker-machine create -d virtualbox --virtualbox-cpu-count=2 --virtualbox-memory=4096 --virtualbox-disk-size=50000 default

    3. Restart your docker environment with the commands:

    docker-machine stop


  • port 6379 already in use

    This is because redis server is already on and you need to stop it first so that it can restart. So to get rid of this issue simply run the below command

    /etc/init.d/redis-server stop


  • When filling out the requirements of BookBrainz, you’ll encounter an error that says you’ll need to install postgresql-server-dev-X.Y for building a server-side extension or libpq-dev for building a client-side application To solve this problem, please install libpq-dev and node-gyp

    for ubuntu

    sudo apt install -y node-gyp libpq-dev