Issue installing fauna shell on Windows


I am new to Fauna DB and was installing the Fauna shell using npm - i see the below error.

c:\Software\FaunaDB>npm install -g fauna-shell
npm WARN deprecated request@2.88.2: request has been deprecated, see
npm ERR! sha512-tIuQFEuBRx8UJSc1gGOQCIGAmlKYOERpcZKH5/FC1m/JrhOa/6VeIqAJUz46hb02RZP5vROuSPF/V5DMn6jFqQ== integrity checksum failed when using sha512: wanted sha512-tIuQFEuBRx8UJSc1gGOQCIGAmlKYOERpcZKH5/FC1m/JrhOa/6VeIqAJUz46hb02RZP5vROuSPF/V5DMn6jFqQ== but got sha512-rP63nXS4LrSxZ4m6JxJn6bk1TZDa7FAT58JqxS2zX2iZa+O9IPrkIRNTfOGtUkcXdChnaupzkPr/EWdWQnwZxQ==. (104717 bytes)

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users\giriraj\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2020-07-05T10_04_39_441Z-debug.log

Will appreciate any suggestions on what the issue could be.


This is probably not a Fauna lib error but an issue with npm. Did you try to search the error: ’ integrity checksum failed when using sha512: wanted sha512-’

Things that come up are:

  • Could be a connection issue
  • Could be an npm cache issue
  • etc…

I would look for solutions there.

Yes, it was a npm issue most likely. I was able to retry it some time back and was able to install the fauna shell.

Thank You