Solvednativescript cli livesync error in fibers/future.js: [object Object] is not a future

From @stnguyen on June 18, 2016 3:42

I can run the app fine on iOS simulator, but when I try livesync, it doesn't work

tns livesync ios --emulator --watch --log trace

Project successfully prepared
AfterHookName for command prepare is after-prepare
BeforeHookName for command livesync is before-livesync
Executing before-livesync hook from /Users/stnguyenvn/sandbox/sample-Groceries/hooks/before-livesync/nativescript-angular-sync .js
Executing before-livesync hook at location /Users/stnguyenvn/sandbox/sample-Groceries/hooks/before-livesync/nativescript-angular-sync .js in-process
Hook completed
Error: [object Object] is not a future
    at FiberFuture.Future.wait (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/fibers/future.js:535:15)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/lib/common/errors.js:123:33
    at Function.settle (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/fibers/future.js:249:26)
    at FiberFuture.Future.wait (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/fibers/future.js:534:10)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/lib/common/services/commands-service.js:84:106
    at Function.settle (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/fibers/future.js:249:26)
    at FiberFuture.Future.wait (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/fibers/future.js:534:10)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/lib/common/dispatchers.js:38:85
    at Function.settle (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/fibers/future.js:249:26)
    at FiberFuture.Future.wait (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/fibers/future.js:534:10)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/lib/nativescript-cli.js:21:45
    - - - - -
    at getFutures (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/fibers/future.js:202:10)
    at Function.settle (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/fibers/future.js:214:16)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/lib/common/mobile/mobile-core/devices-service.js:231:28
    at arrayMap (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/ios-sim-portable/node_modules/lodash/index.js:1378:25)
    at (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/ios-sim-portable/node_modules/lodash/index.js:6154:14)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/lib/common/mobile/mobile-core/devices-service.js:228:29
    at Function.settle (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/ios-sim-portable/node_modules/fibers/future.js:249:26)
    at FiberFuture.Future.wait (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/ios-sim-portable/node_modules/fibers/future.js:565:10)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/lib/common/mobile/mobile-core/devices-service.js:257:55
    at Function.settle (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/ios-sim-portable/node_modules/fibers/future.js:249:26)
    at FiberFuture.Future.wait (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/ios-sim-portable/node_modules/fibers/future.js:565:10)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/lib/common/services/livesync-service-base.js:197:63
    at Function.settle (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/ios-sim-portable/node_modules/fibers/future.js:249:26)
    at FiberFuture.Future.wait (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/ios-sim-portable/node_modules/fibers/future.js:565:10)
    at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/lib/common/services/livesync-service-base.js:38:45
    at Function.settle (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/nativescript/node_modules/ios-sim-portable/node_modules/fibers/future.js:249:26)
Analytics statuses:
{ TrackFeatureUsage: 1, TrackExceptions: 1 }
Trying to track feature 'CLI' with value 'help'.
List of registered commands: /?, appstore, appstore|upload, autocomplete, autocomplete|disable, autocomplete|enable, autocomplete|status, build, build|android, build|ios, create, debug, debug|android, debug|ios, deploy, dev-generate-help, dev-generate-messages, dev-post-install, dev-preuninstall, dev-test, dev-test|android, dev-test|ios, device, device|android, device|get-file, device|ios, device|list-applications, device|list-files, device|log, device|put-file, device|run, device|stop, device|uninstall, doctor, emulate, emulate|android, emulate|ios, error-reporting, help, info, init, install, livesync, platform, platform|add, platform|remove, platform|update, plugin, plugin|add, plugin|find, plugin|remove, plugin|search, prepare, publish, publish|ios, run, run|android, run|ios, test, test|android, test|init, test|ios, usage-reporting
Reading help for command 'livesync'. FileName is ''.
# livesync
 Usage    Synopsis                  
 General  $ tns livesync <Platform> 

Synchronizes the latest changes in your project to devices.

### Attributes
<Platform> is the target mobile platform to which you want to synchronize your changes. You can set the following target platforms.

    * android - Synchronizes the latest changes in your project to connected Android devices.
    * ios - Synchronizes the latest changes in your project to connected iOS devices.

Analytics statuses:
{ TrackFeatureUsage: 1, TrackExceptions: 1 }
Trying to track exception with message '[object Object] is not a future'.

My environment:

node v4.4.5
npm v2.15.4

Copied from original issue: NativeScript/NativeScript#2336

19 Answers

✔️Accepted Answer

I know that this has been closed, but until the new release I will like to add my two cents.
Had the same issue, this is how I fixed it.

npm cache clean
npm remove -g nativescript
npm remove -g nativescript (yes twice)
npm install -g nativescript

if it helps thank @NathanaelA

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