Fix Python – How to use a different version of python during NPM install?

I have terminal access to a VPS running centos 5.9 and default python 2.4.3 installed. I also installed python 2.7.3 via these commands: (I used make altinstall instead of make install)
wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.3/Python-2.7.3.tgz
tar -xf Python-2.7.3.tgz
cd Python-2.7.3
./configure
make
make altinstall

then I installed node.js fr….

Fix Python – Running Python on Windows for Node.js dependencies

I am getting into a Node.js codebase which requires that I download a few dependencies via NPM, namely jQuery.
In attempting to run npm install jquery, I keep getting this error:
Your environment has been set up for using Node.js 0.8.21 (x64) and NPM

C:\Users\Matt Cashatt>npm install jquery
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/jquery
npm http ….