Install fail on new Ubuntu 16.04 system

Followed the install steps on a new Ubuntu build and get the following on a meteor npm run:

13 verbose stack at emitTwo (events.js:126:13)
13 verbose stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:214:7)
13 verbose stack at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:915:16)
13 verbose stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_proc
14 verbose pkgid Rocket.Chat@2.1.0-develop
15 verbose cwd /home/sysadmin/Rocket.Chat
16 verbose Linux 4.15.0-45-generic
17 verbose argv “/home/sysadmin/.meteor/packages/meteor-tool/.1.8.1.ani1yi.p0f9s
dev_bundle/bin/node” “/home/sysadmin/.meteor/packages/meteor-tool/.1.8.1.ani1yi.
6_64/dev_bundle/bin/npm” “start”
18 verbose node v8.15.1
19 verbose npm v6.9.0
20 error code ELIFECYCLE
21 error errno 137
22 error Rocket.Chat@2.1.0-develop start: meteor
22 error Exit status 137
23 error Failed at the Rocket.Chat@2.1.0-develop start script.
23 error This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional log
ging output above.
24 verbose exit [ 137, true ]

Any help would be appreciated.