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Why do I need to install a compiler?

Some devops features such as monitoring and memory / CPU profiling require native (C++) code.  StrongLoop distributes its software with npm, but npm compiles native code upon installation.  Therefore, to take advantage of these features, you must install a compiler.


  • Python (v2.7 recommended; v3.x.x is not supported).  If you installed Python in a non-standard location, see Configuring Python directory.
  • make
  • A proper C/C++ compiler toolchain, like GCC.  NOTE: g++ version 4.2 or later is required.