react-native link realm fails

I’m trying to get started working with react-native and I want to use realm as well. This is a brand new project here are my steps:

$ react-native init BibleBinderRN
$ cd BibleBinderRN/
$ react-native -v

At this point I see:

react-native-cli: 2.0.1

react-native: 0.45.1


$ npm install --save realm
$ react-native -v


react-native-cli: 2.0.1

react-native: n/a - not inside a React Native project directory

I don’t understand why this is not an RN project directory at this point. Can anyone help?


I’m relatively new on React Native however I got the same error the last days. Indeed, when I installed different plugins with the command npm install blabla --save, just after I wasn’t able to run command such as react-native link ... or even react-native run-android

After reading different topics, the solution I found was to do it with yarn. Indeed, with the command yarn add blabla it works perfectly. Some explanations I have found on github was about a problem of npm versions.

However, if you found a solution, I’m interest in !