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"A hook ('orm') failed to load" on npm start

See original GitHub issue

When I run npm start I get the following error:

www@srv0:/opt/www/electron-release-server$ npm start

> electron-release-server@1.5.2 start /opt/www/electron-release-server
> node app.js

error: A hook (`orm`) failed to load!
error: error: column r.consrc does not exist
    at Connection.parseE (/opt/www/electron-release-server/node_modules/sails-postgresql/node_modules/pg/lib/connection.js:539:11)
    at Connection.parseMessage (/opt/www/electron-release-server/node_modules/sails-postgresql/node_modules/pg/lib/connection.js:366:17)
    at Socket.<anonymous> (/opt/www/electron-release-server/node_modules/sails-postgresql/node_modules/pg/lib/connection.js:105:22)
    at Socket.emit (events.js:198:13)
    at Socket.EventEmitter.emit (domain.js:448:20)
    at addChunk (_stream_readable.js:288:12)
    at readableAddChunk (_stream_readable.js:269:11)
    at Socket.Readable.push (_stream_readable.js:224:10)
    at TCP.onStreamRead [as onread] (internal/stream_base_commons.js:94:17)

I have tried following the advice of other issues like this, which is to install v2land-sails-pg-session, but that hasn’t worked for me.

Here is my local.js file:

module.exports = {
  appUrl: '',

  auth: {
    static: {
      username: 'Scribble',
      password: 'NotMyActualPassword'

  jwt: {
    token_secret: '63 random alpha-numeric characters'

  connections: {
    postgresql: {
      adapter: 'sails-postgresql',
      host: 'my.pgserver.ip.address',
      user: 'electron_release_server_user',
      password: 'NotMyActualPassword',
      database: 'electron_release_server'

  session: {
    secret: '63 random alpha-numeric characters',
    database: 'electron_release_server_sessions',
    host: 'my.pgserver.ip.address',
    user: 'electron_release_server_user',
    password: 'NotMyActualPassword',
    port: 5432

  files: {
    dirname: 'releases'

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:10 (1 by maintainers)

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johnosbbcommented, Aug 23, 2021

Still broken on Ubuntu 20.04, tried to downgrade to postgresql-9.6 (now obsolete), hit other issues after this. Spent about 6 hours on this so giving up and assuming the project is now depreciated.

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