I've installed everything - node.js and then used npm to get PhoneGap.

But then I get this error when I start PhoneGap:

    throw err;
Error: Cannot find module 'bplist-parser'
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:338:15)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:280:25)
    at Module.require (module.js:364:17)
    at require (module.js:380:17)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/phonegap/node_modules/cordova/node_modules/cordova-lib/node_modules/cordova-common/src/ConfigChanges/ConfigFile.js:20:14)
    at Module._compile (module.js:456:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:474:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12)
    at Module.require (module.js:364:17)

Simply update the dependencies with npm:

sudo npm update -g

and it will launch:

Usage: phonegap [options] [commands]


  PhoneGap command-line tool.


  help [command]       output usage information
  create <path>        create a phonegap project
  build <platforms>    build the project for a specific platform
  install <platforms>  install the project on for a specific platform
  run <platforms>      build and install the project for a specific platform
  platform [command]   update a platform version
  plugin [command]     add, remove, and list plugins
  template [command]   list available app templates


My pronouns are He / Him

  • I had this problem with Cordova. And the solution proposed for PhoneGap can be used for Cordova too. (It worked for me and I'm using Cordova.)
    – Tim
    Mar 4 '16 at 20:47

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