expo firebase was not installing ?

PS C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1> expo install firebase
Installing 1 SDK 40.0.0 compatible native module using npm.

npm install

grpc@1.24.2 install C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc
node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build --library=static_library

node-pre-gyp WARN Using needle for node-pre-gyp https download
node-pre-gyp WARN Pre-built binaries not installable for grpc@1.24.2 and node@14.15.0 (node-v83 ABI, unknown) (falling back to source compile with node-gyp)
node-pre-gyp WARN Hit error socket hang up
gyp ERR! find VS
gyp ERR! find VS msvs_version not set from command line or npm config
gyp ERR! find VS VCINSTALLDIR not set, not running in VS Command Prompt
gyp ERR! find VS could not use PowerShell to find Visual Studio 2017 or newer
gyp ERR! find VS looking for Visual Studio 2015
gyp ERR! find VS - not found
Failed to execute ‘C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\bin\node-gyp.js configure --fallback-to-build --library=static_library --module=C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc\src\node\extension_binary\node-v83-win32-x64-unknown\grpc_node.node --module_name=grpc_node --module_path=C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc\src\node\extension_binary\node-v83-win32-x64-unknown --napi_version=7 --node_abi_napi=napi --napi_build_version=0 --node_napi_label=node-v83’ (1)
gyp ERR! find VS not looking for VS2013 as it is only supported up to Node.js 8
gyp ERR! find VS
gyp ERR! find VS **************************************************************
gyp ERR! find VS You need to install the latest version of Visual Studio
gyp ERR! find VS including the “Desktop development with C++” workload.
gyp ERR! find VS For more information consult the documentation at:
gyp ERR! find VS GitHub - nodejs/node-gyp: Node.js native addon build tool
gyp ERR! find VS **************************************************************
gyp ERR! find VS
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error: Could not find any Visual Studio installation to use
gyp ERR! stack at VisualStudioFinder.fail (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\find-visualstudio.js:121:47)
gyp ERR! stack at C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\find-visualstudio.js:74:16
gyp ERR! stack at VisualStudioFinder.findVisualStudio2013 (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\find-visualstudio.js:351:14)gyp ERR! stack at C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\find-visualstudio.js:70:14
gyp ERR! stack at C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\find-visualstudio.js:372:16
gyp ERR! stack at C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\util.js:54:7
gyp ERR! stack at C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\util.js:33:16
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.exithandler (child_process.js:315:5)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:315:20)
gyp ERR! stack at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:1048:16)
gyp ERR! System Windows_NT 10.0.18363
gyp ERR! command “C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe” “C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\bin\node-gyp.js” “configure” “–fallback-to-build” “–library=static_library” “–module=C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc\src\node\extension_binary\node-v83-win32-x64-unknown\grpc_node.node” “–module_name=grpc_node” “–module_path=C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc\src\node\extension_binary\node-v83-win32-x64-unknown” “–napi_version=7” “–node_abi_napi=napi” “–napi_build_version=0” “–node_napi_label=node-v83”
gyp ERR! cwd C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc
gyp ERR! node -v v14.15.0
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v5.1.0
gyp ERR! not ok
node-pre-gyp ERR! build error
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack Error: Failed to execute ‘C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\bin\node-gyp.js configure --fallback-to-build --library=static_library --module=C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc\src\node\extension_binary\node-v83-win32-x64-unknown\grpc_node.node --module_name=grpc_node --module_path=C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc\src\node\extension_binary\node-v83-win32-x64-unknown --napi_version=7 --node_abi_napi=napi --napi_build_version=0 --node_napi_label=node-v83’ (1)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess. (C:\Users\HI\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc\node_modules\node-pre-gyp\lib\util\compile.js:83:29)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:315:20)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:1048:16)
node-pre-gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:288:5)
node-pre-gyp ERR! System Windows_NT 10.0.18363
node-pre-gyp ERR! command “C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe” “C:\Users\HI\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc\node_modules\node-pre-gyp\bin\node-pre-gyp” “install” “–fallback-to-build” “–library=static_library”
node-pre-gyp ERR! cwd C:\users\Hi\Documents\React Native\FirebaseSample1\node_modules\grpc
node-pre-gyp ERR! node -v v14.15.0
node-pre-gyp ERR! node-pre-gyp -v v0.14.0
node-pre-gyp ERR! not ok
npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: fsevents@1.2.13 (node_modules\fsevents):
npm WARN notsup SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: Unsupported platform for fsevents@1.2.13: wanted {“os”:“darwin”,“arch”:“any”} (current: {“os”:“win32”,“arch”:“x64”})

npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! grpc@1.24.2 install: node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build --library=static_library
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the grpc@1.24.2 install script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users\HI\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2021-01-04T20_05_49_318Z-debug.log

npm exited with non-zero code: 1
Error: npm exited with non-zero code: 1
at ChildProcess.completionListener (C:\Users\HI\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\expo-cli\node_modules@expo\spawn-async\src\spawnAsync.ts:65:13)
at Object.onceWrapper (events.js:422:26)
at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:315:20)
at ChildProcess.cp.emit (C:\Users\HI\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\expo-cli\node_modules\cross-spawn\lib\enoent.js:34:29)
at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:1048:16)
at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:288:5)

at Object.spawnAsync [as default] (C:\Users\HI\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\expo-cli\node_modules@expo\spawn-async\src\spawnAsync.ts:26:19)
at NpmPackageManager._runAsync (C:\Users\HI\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\expo-cli\node_modules@expo\package-manager\src\NodePackageManagers.ts:157:31)
at NpmPackageManager.addAsync (C:\Users\HI\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\expo-cli\node_modules@expo\package-manager\src\NodePackageManagers.ts:100:18) at installAsync (C:\Users\HI\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\expo-cli\src\commands\install.ts:129:3)
at Command. (C:\Users\HI\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\expo-cli\src\exp.ts:346:7)

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Expo CLI 4.0.17 environment info:
System:
OS: Windows 10 10.0.18363
Binaries:
Node: 14.15.0 - C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.EXE
npm: 6.14.8 - C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.CMD
SDKs:
Android SDK:
API Levels: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Build Tools: 28.0.3, 30.0.2
System Images: android-30 | Google APIs Intel x86 Atom
IDEs:
Android Studio: Version 4.1.0.0 AI-201.8743.12.41.6858069
npmPackages:
expo: ~40.0.0 => 40.0.0
react: 16.13.1 => 16.13.1
react-dom: 16.13.1 => 16.13.1
react-native: https://github.com/expo/react-native/archive/sdk-40.0.1.tar.gz => 0.63.2
react-native-web: ~0.13.12 => 0.13.18
Expo Workflow: managed

you can post an issue here: GitHub - firebase/firebase-js-sdk: Firebase Javascript SDK

all expo install firebase does is install a particular version of firebase with npm

the actual issue you’re seeing is with your machine being unable to build the gprc package from source, see npm ERR! Failed at the grpc@1.24.0 install script. · Issue #1183 · grpc/grpc-node · GitHub

The actual problem in expo not maintain the current version of firebase ,the current version is 8. But expo installed 7 .I install firebase first and add npm.

global environment libraries simply because a single library refuses to play nicely, save that as a super-last resort…

Try this:

  1. Remove the lock file and the node_modules directory
rm  package-lock.json 
rm node_modules
  1. get the latest version of firebase
npm install --save-exact --save firebase@latest

at the time of writing this, the latest version of firebase was 8.10.0

  1. check for vulnerabilities
npm audit fix
  1. then run install
npm install

It worked for me with this combination:

node version: v14.7.0
npm version: 6.13.6

hth anyone who is still struggling…