NPM Issue while running from jenkins

I am currently facing some issue which are related to gradle/NodeJS. What I did is used Node plugin by writing this in my gradle script:

apply plugin: 'com.moowork.node'

dependencies {
	classpath 'com.moowork.gradle:gradle-node-plugin:0.12'

now when I try to run install npm command from terminal(CentOS) by running:

gradle npmInstall

it is running perfectly fine and installing all the required packages whereas when I run the same command from Jenkins (Jenkins installed in centos), I am getting following error msg:

:npmInstall FAILED
 FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
  Execution failed for task ':npmInstall'.
  > A problem occurred starting process 'command 'npm''

* Exception is:
org.gradle.api.tasks.TaskExecutionException: Execution failed for task 
at org.gradle.api.internal.tasks.execution.ExecuteActionsTaskExecuter.executeActions(

Caused by: org.gradle.process.internal.ExecException: A problem occurred starting process 'command 'npm''
at org.gradle.process.internal.DefaultExecHandle.setEndStateInfo(

Caused by: net.rubygrapefruit.platform.NativeException: Could not start 'npm'
at net.rubygrapefruit.platform.internal.DefaultProcessLauncher.start(

Can somebody please help me with is. I am not getting what Wrong I am doing.
I am also getting the same error msg if try to run following command:

gradle npm_run_build_prod 

whereas the same list of commands are working for my local windows jenkins.

You can receive that error if the npm command is not available on the PATH. The user running Jenkins on CentOS might have a reduced path. By default, the plugin will not download NodeJS/NPM unless you add:

node {
    download = true

Otherwise, it is expected that Node is installed and npm is available on the path.

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Thanks James!

Your suggestion resolved my issue I just additionally mentioned the version like this:

node {
    download = true

and it worked.
Thanks Again :slight_smile: