In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gulp.js on Debian 9 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Gulp is a toolkit that helps developers in the automation of painful workflow during the 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 through the step by step installation Gulp.js on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.
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 these following apt-get commands in the terminal:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Node.js.
Add node.js PPA in your Debian system and install it:
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | 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 to check the official Gulp.js website.