How To Install Gulp.js on Debian 9 Stretch

Install Gulp.js on Debian 9 Stretch

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gulp.js on Debian 9 Stretch. For those of you who didn’t know, Gulp is a toolkit that helps developers in the automation of painful workflow during development.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Gulp.js on a Debian 9 (Stretch).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 9 (Stretch).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Gulp.js on Debian 9 Stretch

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Node.js on Debian Linux.

Add node.js PPA to your Debian system and install it:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install nodejs

Verification node.js and NPM on your system:

node --version
npm --version

Step 3. Installing Gulp.js on Debian 9.

Use the following commands to install Gulp globally on your Debian system:

sudo npm install -g gulp

Then, let’s check the installed version on your system using the following command:

gulp --version

[12:19:46] CLI version 3.9.1
[12:19:46] Local version 3.9.1

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Gulp.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Gulp.js in Debian 9 Stretch systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Gulp.js website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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