Ghost 502 error

October 26, 2016 1.6k views
Ubuntu Ghost

Hi! I got 502 Bad Gateway error when I got done with the Ghost update to 0.11.2

Below is the log file

0 info it worked if it ends with ok
1 verbose cli [ 'node', '/usr/bin/npm', 'start', '--production' ]
2 info using npm@3.10.9
3 info using node@v0.12.0
4 verbose run-script [ 'prestart', 'start', 'poststart' ]
5 info lifecycle ghost@0.11.2~prestart: ghost@0.11.2
6 silly lifecycle ghost@0.11.2~prestart: no script for prestart, continuing
7 info lifecycle ghost@0.11.2~start: ghost@0.11.2
8 verbose lifecycle ghost@0.11.2~start: unsafe-perm in lifecycle true
9 verbose lifecycle ghost@0.11.2~start: PATH: /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/node-gyp-bin:/var/www/ghost/node_modules/.bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/bin
10 verbose lifecycle ghost@0.11.2~start: CWD: /var/www/ghost
11 silly lifecycle ghost@0.11.2~start: Args: [ '-c', 'node index' ]
12 silly lifecycle ghost@0.11.2~start: Returned: code: 1  signal: null
13 info lifecycle ghost@0.11.2~start: Failed to exec start script
14 verbose stack Error: ghost@0.11.2 start: `node index`
14 verbose stack Exit status 1
14 verbose stack     at EventEmitter.<anonymous> (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/lifecycle.js:255:16)
14 verbose stack     at EventEmitter.emit (events.js:110:17)
14 verbose stack     at ChildProcess.<anonymous> (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/spawn.js:40:14)
14 verbose stack     at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:110:17)
14 verbose stack     at maybeClose (child_process.js:1008:16)
14 verbose stack     at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (child_process.js:1080:5)
15 verbose pkgid ghost@0.11.2
16 verbose cwd /var/www/ghost
17 error Linux 3.13.0-86-generic
18 error argv "node" "/usr/bin/npm" "start" "--production"
19 error node v0.12.0
20 error npm  v3.10.9
21 error code ELIFECYCLE
22 error ghost@0.11.2 start: `node index`
22 error Exit status 1
23 error Failed at the ghost@0.11.2 start script 'node index'.
23 error Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
23 error If you do, this is most likely a problem with the ghost package,
23 error not with npm itself.
23 error Tell the author that this fails on your system:
23 error     node index
23 error You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
23 error     npm bugs ghost
23 error Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via:
23 error     npm owner ls ghost
23 error There is likely additional logging output above.
24 verbose exit [ 1, true ]

Okay got it fixed, I somehow changed my root password, so had to reset it (DO box gets powered down)

First of all, stop the ghost service:

sudo service ghost stop
cd /var/www/ghost && sudo rm -rf node_modules

This is a good time to run sudo npm cache clean -f, but I didn’t

sudo npm install --unsafe-perm --production

then it should say success, finally:

sudo service ghost restart

Wait 2 mins and your ghost site should be online again!

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