Building Beaker from source requires Node 6 or higher. If you’re on Linux (and in some cases macOS), you’ll also need libtool, m4, and automake:
sudo apt-get install libtool m4 make g++ # debian/ubuntu sudo dnf install libtool m4 make gcc-c++ # fedora
Clone Beaker’s source from GitHub, install the dependencies, and run the build:
git clone https://github.com/beakerbrowser/beaker.git cd beaker npm install npm run rebuild #see https://github.com/electron/electron/issues/5851 npm start
If you pull latest from the repo and get weird module errors, run:
npm run burnthemall
This invokes the mad king, who will torch your
node_modules/, and do the full install/rebuild process.
npm start should work afterwards.