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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 12, 2018

Add 64-bit big endian support for native libraries in Node.JS

While trying to install some packages using npm, there is a need to compile additional code using the C/CPP compiler (gmake). For example, kafka-avro is such package. The possibility to compile additional code should be added in Node.JS on IBM i

Use Case:

npm install kafka-avro

command fails with error:

Error: not found: gmake

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Mar 5, 2019

    librdkafka support has been added. I hope the kafka node package pulls in the new version. One can monitor this issue for status: