Today I've had one of those irritating problems with Rails that I know one day I will have again. So, future me when you google it, here is the fix, you're welcome :)
The problem shows like this during
rails new new_app
node_modules/node-sass: Command failed.
1 error generated. make: *** [Release/obj.target/binding/src/binding.o] Error 1 gyp ERR! build error gyp ERR! stack Error: `make` failed with exit code: 2 gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onExit (/Users/andrzej/apps/stimulus_infinite_scroll/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/build.js:262:23) gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (node:events:365:28) gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (node:internal/child_process:290:12) gyp ERR! System Darwin 19.6.0 gyp ERR! command "/usr/local/Cellar/node/16.0.0/bin/node" "/Users/andrzej/apps/stimulus_infinite_scroll/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild" "--verbose" "--libsass_ext=" "--libsass_cflags=" "--libsass_ldflags=" "--libsass_library=" gyp ERR! cwd /Users/andrzej/apps/stimulus_infinite_scroll/node_modules/node-sass gyp ERR! node -v v16.0.0 gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v3.8.0 gyp ERR! not ok
As you can see, the node version used is
16.0.0. At the moment of writing this post, it's a relatively new version and not everything works fine with this.
The solution? Downgrade node.
In my case I did:
npm install -g n sudo n 14
and that's it.
A possible alternative:
brew remove node brew install node@14
If this helped you, let me know in the comments, so that I believe in value of such posts even more ;)