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NPM / NODEJS installation issues [RESOLVED]

Yesterday I decided to give node.js and socket.io a shot and make something good out of it. The first thing that we do is install stuff right.. So I thought I'd go the easy way, wget all the installable packages from nodejs.org for the mac and I was hoping things would be stable.

But 'not' to my surprise (as this keeps on happening), when I started out using npm (the package manager or let's just say the easy_install python alias) that comes with the latest installer started giving me issues like the following whenever I typed npm install socket.io or even npm -v(to check the version) for that matter -
node.js:201         throw e; // process.nextTick error, or 'error' event on first tick               ^ Error: No such module     at Object. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/config-defs.js:5:21)     at Module._compile (module.js:441:26)     at Object..js (module.js:459:10)     at Module.load (module.js:348:31)     at Function._load (module.js:308:12)     at Module.requ…