Node Sass does not yet support your current environment

Node Sass does not yet support your current environment

If you ever update your version of node then you might start running into the “Node Sass does not yet support your current environment” error. I’ve had this happen a few times (including today), and thought that it might be nice to put a fix here for anyone who might be looking.

This problem happens because the version of node-sass that you have installed is no longer compatible with the version of node you are trying to run it with. I guess this could work either way, but it is more likely that your node-sass version is behind; which is nice, because I would rather upgrade an npm package than downgrade node.

Here are a couple of things you could try. Don’t worry, they are nice and quick, with little fuss.

Note: If you have installed node-sass globally then you will need to run with a ‘-g’ flag.

Rebuild node-sass

npm rebuild node-sass


npm rebuild -g node-sass

Running rebuild basically recompiles the package to match the new node version. However, if this doesn’t work for you (which it doesn’t for me) then your best bet is to uninstall and reinstall node-sass.

Uninstall and re-install node-sass

npm uninstall node-sass && npm install node-sass


npm uninstall -g node-sass && npm install -g node-sass

Yup, that’s right. If it doesn’t work, wipe it clean and start again!

  1. Chu Xuân Tình says:

    NodeJS Supported node-sass version *
    Node 15 5.0+
    Node 14 4.14+
    Node 13 4.13+, < 5.0
    Node 12 4.12+
    Node 11 4.10+, < 5.0
    Node 10 4.9+
    Node 8 4.5.3+, < 5.0
    Node < 8 < 5.0 In my situation problem was in the version of node. As I used the newest version 16.6.4 but the version of node-sass was old (4.14.1), I downgraded node to 14.15.5 (nvm install 14.15.5), ran npm install node-sass@4.14.1, rebuilt node npm rebuild node-sass and just then started my app npm start. Worked!


    1.nvm install 14.15.5 (downgrade node to version that satisfies node-sass)
    2.nvm use 14.15.5
    3.npm install node-sass@4.14.1 (reinstall node-sass)
    4.npm rebuild node-sass
    5.npm start

    After executing these commands everything is working fine for me.
    Chu Xuân Tình

  2. Terry says:

    i am not working why i don’t know stuck in make error

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