Bower not copying files in project folder


I tried Twitter's new bower tool today, but unfortunately I couldn't get it to work as advertised. I'm using Ubuntu and have installed the latest node.js. I installed Node following the guide on node's github

tar -zxf node-v0.8.8.tar.gz #Downloaded this from
cd node-v0.8.8
sudo make install

and bower with this line

npm install bower -g

Then I created a new folder in my html folder and from there I tried

bower install domready

Bower then does this

bower cloning git://
bower caching git://
bower fetching domready
bower copying /home/ps/.bower/domready

The files then exist in "/home/ps/.bower/domready". The documantation though says the files will be put in "/path/to/project/components/", but the components folder stays empty. Same with

sudo bower install domready

There's no error/warning/hint/whatsoever appearing. Any suggestions for what I might be doing wrong?

Problem courtesy of: pirmin


You might wanna try a bower init first to create a bower.json file. Afterwards do your installs (with the --save flag) and you will see a components folder with all your js goodies.

Should do the trick

Solution courtesy of: Sebastian Schürmann


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