The aws-sdk package is not a dependency of the Realm React Native SDK and I cannot reproduce this error trying to follow the normal Realm React Native installation instructions. I suspect this dependency is related to another package you are trying to install (or have specified in your application dependencies).
Can you provide more information on the steps to reproduce this issue:
What specific command line did you run to get this error message?
What version of Node.js are you using?
Are you following a specific blog post or tutorial? If so, I’d recommend checking the publication date for your tutorial and consider starting with the official documentation first.
I still can’t reproduce the error with the information provided so far, but since aws-sdk is a dev dependency for node-pre-gyp you could try: npm install realm --save --prod.
expo init provides several application template options to select from, eg:
? Choose a template: (Use arrow keys)
----- Managed workflow -----
❯ blank a minimal app as clean as an empty canvas
blank (TypeScript) same as blank but with TypeScript configuration
tabs several example screens and tabs using react-navigation
----- Bare workflow -----
minimal bare and minimal, just the essentials to get you started
minimal (TypeScript) same as minimal but with TypeScript configuration
Which of these template options did you choose?
Note that this command line will install the run package from npm. You probably just wanted npm install.