In WSL2: Ubuntu 20.04 for Windows 10 nodejs is installed but npm is not working

Issue

I am using WSL2: Ubuntu 20.04 in my Windows 10 operating system. I have installed nodejs using the command sudo apt-get install -y nodejs when I do node -v command I get v12.18.3

mrd@DESKTOP-2EO5K4H:/mnt/c/Users/musfi$ node -v
v12.18.3

but when I do npm -v command I get this below command

mrd@DESKTOP-2EO5K4H:/mnt/c/Users/musfi$ npm -v
-bash: /mnt/c/Program Files/nodejs/npm: /bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

I also do whereis command. Hope this will help to find solution.

mrd@DESKTOP-2EO5K4H:/mnt/c/Users/musfi$ whereis node
node: /usr/bin/node /usr/include/node /mnt/c/Program Files/nodejs/node.exe /usr/share/man/man1/node.1.gz

mrd@DESKTOP-2EO5K4H:/mnt/c/Users/musfi$ whereis npm
npm: /usr/bin/npm /mnt/c/Program Files/nodejs/npm /mnt/c/Program Files/nodejs/npm.cmd /usr/share/man/man1/npm.1

I have tried almost all the stackoverflow solutions and github issues but nothing is worked for me.
Hope any kind soul has the solution to this problem. Thanks in advance.

Solution

Try this

export PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin
sudo apt install npm

Answered By – Jatin Mehrotra

Answer Checked By – Pedro (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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