New installation fails to fetch plugins

I’ve installed the latest cordova / f7 and upon creating a new app, it fails to fetch the cordova-plugin-statusbar plugin. Full log shown below:

$ framework7 create

:heavy_check_mark: All good, you have latest framework7-cli version.
? What type of the app are you targeting? Cordova app (targets native iOS and Android apps, or
native desktop app with Electron)
? App (project) name: Foo
? App package (Bundle ID):
? Target Cordova platform: iOS, Android
? What type of framework do you prefer? Framework7 Core
? Choose starter template: Tabbed Views (Tabs)
? Should we setup project with bundler? Webpack (recommended)
? Do you want to setup CSS Pre-Processor No, i am good with CSS
? Do you want to specify custom theme color? No, use default color theme
? Do you want to include Framework7 Icons and Material Icons icon fonts? Yes, include icon font
:heavy_check_mark: Generating package.json
:heavy_check_mark: Creating required folders structure
:heavy_check_mark: Installing NPM Dependencies
:heavy_check_mark: Installing NPM Dev Dependencies
:heavy_check_mark: Executing NPM Scripts
:heavy_multiplication_x: Error creating Cordova project
Failed to fetch plugin [email protected] via registry.
Probably this is either a connection problem, or plugin spec is incorrect.
Check your connection and plugin name/version/URL.
CordovaError: CordovaError: Could not determine package name from output:
added 2 packages, and audited 3 packages in 577ms

found 0 vulnerabilities

Any idea what went wrong here? I’ve retried multiple times and with slight variances to the selections during the create process… it always fails unless I do a web app only, no cordova support.

I think it was a node version issue… I installed nvm, did ‘nvm use stable’ and then the framework7 create step worked just fine.