Failing NPM Upgrades on ppc64le, Node.js 17

Hi all,

We’ve been noticing pattern where updating NPM (via npm i -g npm@8) fails on ppc64le. We’ve tested against Ubuntu Xenial and Bionic with no luck.

This issue is only occurs on ppc64le, Node.js 17.

The error snippet:

npm ERR! code ENETUNREACH
npm ERR! syscall connect
npm ERR! errno ENETUNREACH
npm ERR! request to https://registry.npmjs.org/npm failed, reason: connect ENETUNREACH 2606:4700::6810:1323:443
npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/travis/.npm/_logs/2021-11-21T04_50_26_698Z-debug.log

For reference we’re keeping track of this issue on GitHub as well: Failing Node.js v17 NPM installations on ppc64le · Issue #3 · loopbackio/cicd · GitHub

After further investigation, this seems to be a more broad issue affecting any network traffic with Node.js v17 pcc64le:

https://app.travis-ci.com/github/achrinza/nodejs-ci-test/builds/243299904

Config:

# yaml-language-server: $schema=https://json.schemastore.org/travis.json
---
branches:
  only:
    - main
arch:
  - arm64
  - ppc64le
  - s390x
os: linux
dist: bionic
language: node_js
node_js: [10, 12, 14, 16, 17]
env:
  - NPM_MAJOR_VERSION=0
  - NPM_MAJOR_VERSION=6
  - NPM_MAJOR_VERSION=7
  - NPM_MAJOR_VERSION=8
jobs:
  exclude:
    - node_js: 10
      env: NPM_MAJOR_VERSION=8
before_install: |
  if [ '0' != "$NPM_MAJOR_VERSION" ]
  then
    npm install --global npm@$NPM_MAJOR_VERSION
  fi
script: npm test

With the build matrix above, NPM wasn’t able to contact the NPM registry for installing the project dependencies.

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