Why the mocha process hangs if require lzutf8


If the Mocha process hangs when you require lzutf8, it could be because lzutf8 requires a native addon, and there might be an issue with the addon’s build.

Here are a few things you can try to resolve the issue:

  1. Make sure that lzutf8 is installed as a dependency of your project by running npm install lzutf8 in your project directory.

  2. Check if there are any build errors during the installation of lzutf8. You can run npm install lzutf8 —verbose to see detailed logs during the installation process.

  3. Make sure that your environment has the required tools to build native addons. If you’re using Windows, you’ll need to have Visual Studio and Python installed. If you’re using macOS, you’ll need to have Xcode and the Command Line Tools installed.

  4. Try rebuilding the native addon by running npm rebuild lzutf8 in your project directory. This will rebuild the addon and might resolve any issues with the build.

  5. If none of the above solutions work, you can try using a different library that doesn’t require native addons, or you can try using a different compression library.