When I try installing gulp on my ubuntu server I always get these error. I don't know what's wrong? It happens in a new folder after a fresh npm init.

martin@serveralpha:/var/www/xyz$ npm install --save-dev gulp
npm WARN xyz@1.0.0 No description
npm WARN xyz@1.0.0 No repository field.

npm ERR! path /var/www/xyz/node_modules/.array-last.DELETE/node_modules/is-number
npm ERR! code ENOENT
npm ERR! errno -2
npm ERR! syscall rename
npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, rename '/var/www/xyz/node_modules/.array-last.DELETE/node_modules/is-number' -> '/var/www/xyz/node_modules/array-last/node_modules/is-number'
npm ERR! enoent This is related to npm not being able to find a file.
npm ERR! enoent 

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/martin/.npm/_logs/2019-01-19T17_47_42_221Z-debug.log
  • The output starts with two warnings. Have you addressed those? – fixer1234 Jan 19 at 21:39
  • Yes, I have, but they are not the problem. Anyway, I have already solved my problem, or at least I know why it is not working. I tried installing gulp in a VMware shared folder on the guest machine. This does not work, but I don't know why. As a workaround, I installed it as host. – kitikonti Jan 20 at 22:24
  • Consider posting an answer to explain your solution. That will be helpful to others with the same problem. – fixer1234 Jan 20 at 22:27

The Problem, in this case, was that I tried to install gulp in a VMware shared folder, from the guest machine. I don't know why but this does not work. After I tried installing this from the host machine it works.

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