Ayakashi runs on Node.js.
If you don’t have node installed in your system please go ahead and install it first.
The latest LTS release is recommended.

Then install Ayakashi as a global module:

npm install -g ayakashi

The above command will install Ayakashi and make it available globally in your system.

More installation options will be available in the future.


To update Ayakashi to the latest version, run:

npm update -g ayakashi

Using a @next version

The master branch is published at regular intervals as a @next npm tag.
You may install the @next version with:

npm install -g [email protected]

Beware that @next releases might be completely broken. Only use them if you need to test things out or need a feature/fix not yet available on @latest.
To see what changed since the last release, take a look at the commit history.

Installing missing Chromium dependencies on a Linux server

If you try to run Ayakashi on a fresh linux server, you might get the following error:
Something went wrong Error: Can't launch Chrome!.

That’s because Ayakashi downloads and uses a portable version of Chromium, so some system dependencies might be missing.

Option 1 - Install the missing dependencies


sudo apt-get install gconf-service \
libasound2 \
libatk1.0-0 \
libatk-bridge2.0-0 \
libc6 \
libcairo2 \
libcups2 \
libdbus-1-3 \
libexpat1  \
libfontconfig1 \
libgcc1 \
libgconf-2-4 \
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 \
libglib2.0-0 \
libgtk-3-0 \
libnspr4 \
libpango-1.0-0 \
libpangocairo-1.0-0 \
libstdc++6 \
libx11-6 \
libx11-xcb1 \
libxcb1 \
libxcomposite1 \
libxcursor1 \
libxdamage1 \
libxext6 \
libxfixes3 \
libxi6 \
libxrandr2 \
libxrender1 \
libxss1 \
libxtst6 \
ca-certificates \
fonts-liberation \
libappindicator1 \
libnss3 \
lsb-release \
xdg-utils \


sudo yum install pango.x86_64 \
libXcomposite.x86_64 \
libXcursor.x86_64 \
libXdamage.x86_64 \
libXext.x86_64 \
libXi.x86_64 \
libXtst.x86_64 \
cups-libs.x86_64 \
libXScrnSaver.x86_64 \
libXrandr.x86_64 \
GConf2.x86_64 \
alsa-lib.x86_64 \
atk.x86_64 \
gtk3.x86_64 \
ipa-gothic-fonts \
xorg-x11-fonts-100dpi \
xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi \
xorg-x11-utils \
xorg-x11-fonts-cyrillic \
xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 \

And then also update the nss library
sudo yum update nss -y

Option 2 - Install Chromium from your package manager

You can also install chromium from your package manager.
It’s a bigger download than installing the dependencies individually but it’s easier and it will ensure everything is installed correctly.

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser