colecmc colecmc - 1 year ago 204
Node.js Question

How to run gulp in windows 7?

I'm trying to run gulp on windows 7. I believe I have all dependencies but when I type

gulp
in the default
cmd
or posh-git, I receive the following error:

gulp : The term 'gulp' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included,
verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ gulp
+ ~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (gulp:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException


What should I do to make it work?

Here are the console messages I receive when trying to install gulp

npm install gulp - g
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/gulp
npm http 200 https: //registry.npmjs.org/gulp
npm WARN engine [email protected] 3.4.0: wanted: {
"node": ">= 0.9"
}(current: {
"node": "v0.8.22",
"npm": "1.2.14"
})
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/orchestrator
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/resolve
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/findup-sync
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/pretty-hrtime
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/archy/0.0.2
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/optimist
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/semver
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/vinyl-fs/0.0.1
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/gulp-util
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/orchestrator
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/resolve
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/archy/0.0.2
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/pretty-hrtime
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/findup-sync
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/optimist
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/semver
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/vinyl-fs/0.0.1
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/gulp-util
npm WARN engine vinyl - [email protected] 0.0.1: wanted: {
"node": ">= 0.9"
}(current: {
"node": "v0.8.22",
"npm": "1.2.14"
})
npm WARN engine gulp - [email protected] 2.2.20: wanted: {
"node": ">= 0.9"
}(current: {
"node": "v0.8.22",
"npm": "1.2.14"
})
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/stream-consume
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/end-of-stream
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/sequencify
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/glob
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/lodash
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/stream-consume
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/end-of-stream
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/sequencify
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/glob
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/lodash
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/glob-watcher
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/mkdirp
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/graceful-fs
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/map-stream
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/vinyl
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/glob-stream
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/chalk
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/dateformat
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/lodash._reinterpolate
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/lodash.template
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/minimist
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/multipipe
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/through2
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/vinyl
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/graceful-fs
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/glob-watcher
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/mkdirp
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/map-stream
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/dateformat
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/chalk
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/glob-stream
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/vinyl
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/lodash._reinterpolate
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/lodash.template
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/minimist
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/multipipe
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/through2
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/vinyl
npm WARN engine glob - [email protected] 0.0.8: wanted: {
"node": ">= 0.9"
}(current: {
"node": "v0.8.22",
"npm": "1.2.14"
})
npm WARN engine glob - [email protected] 3.1.18: wanted: {
"node": ">= 0.9"
}(current: {
"node": "v0.8.22",
"npm": "1.2.14"
})
npm WARN engine [email protected] 0.2.3: wanted: {
"node": ">= 0.9"
}(current: {
"node": "v0.8.22",
"npm": "1.2.14"
})
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/once
npm ERR!error rolling back Error: ENOTEMPTY, rmdir 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\optimist\test'
npm ERR!error rolling back [email protected] 3.4.0 {
[Error: ENOTEMPTY, rmdir 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\optimist\test']
npm ERR!error rolling back errno: 53,
npm ERR!error rolling back code: 'ENOTEMPTY',
npm ERR!error rolling back path: 'C:\\Users\\colecmc\\AppData\\Roaming\\npm\\node_modules\\gulp\\node_modules\\optimist\\test'
}
npm ERR!Error: No compatible version found: [email protected] '^0.5.0'
npm ERR!Valid install targets:
npm ERR!["0.1.0", "0.1.1", "0.2.0", "0.2.1", "0.3.0", "0.4.0", "0.5.0", "0.5.1", "1.0.0"]
npm ERR!at installTargetsError(C: \Program Files\ nodejs\ node_modules\ npm\ lib\ cache.js: 682: 10)
npm ERR!at C: \Program Files\ nodejs\ node_modules\ npm\ lib\ cache.js: 597: 10
npm ERR!at saved(C: \Program Files\ nodejs\ node_modules\ npm\ node_modules\ npm - registry - client\ lib\ get.js: 138: 7)
npm ERR!at Object.oncomplete(fs.js: 297: 15)
npm ERR!If you need help, you may report this log at:
npm ERR! < http: //github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR!or email it to:
npm ERR! < npm - @googlegroups.com >

npm ERR!System Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR!command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\\\node.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js"
"install"
"gulp"
"-g"
npm ERR!cwd E: \DropBoxes\ DropBox\ experiments\ js\ extensions - chrome\ Eventum - master\ eventum - commit - log - chrome
npm ERR!node - v v0.8.22
npm ERR!npm - v 1.2.14
npm ERR!Error: ENOENT, chmod 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\findup-sync\node_modules\glob\glob.js'
npm ERR!If you need help, you may report this log at:
npm ERR! < http: //github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR!or email it to:
npm ERR! < npm - @googlegroups.com >

npm ERR!System Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR!command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\\\node.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js"
"install"
"gulp"
"-g"
npm ERR!cwd E: \DropBoxes\ DropBox\ experiments\ js\ extensions - chrome\ Eventum - master\ eventum - commit - log - chrome
npm ERR!node - v v0.8.22
npm ERR!npm - v 1.2.14
npm ERR!path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ findup - sync\ node_modules\ glob\ glob.js
npm ERR!fstream_path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ findup - sync\ node_modules\ glob\ glob.js
npm ERR!fstream_type File
npm ERR!fstream_class FileWriter
npm ERR!fstream_finish_call chmod
npm ERR!code ENOENT
npm ERR!errno 34
npm ERR!fstream_stack Writer._finish(C: \Program Files\ nodejs\ node_modules\ npm\ node_modules\ fstream\ lib\ writer.js: 305: 19)
npm ERR!fstream_stack Object.oncomplete(fs.js: 297: 15)
npm ERR!Error: ENOENT, open 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\vinyl-fs\node_modules\glob-stream\README.md'
npm ERR!If you need help, you may report this log at:
npm ERR! < http: //github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR!or email it to:
npm ERR! < npm - @googlegroups.com >

npm ERR!System Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR!command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\\\node.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js"
"install"
"gulp"
"-g"
npm ERR!cwd E: \DropBoxes\ DropBox\ experiments\ js\ extensions - chrome\ Eventum - master\ eventum - commit - log - chrome
npm ERR!node - v v0.8.22
npm ERR!npm - v 1.2.14
npm ERR!path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ vinyl - fs\ node_modules\ glob - stream\ README.md
npm ERR!code ENOENT
npm ERR!errno 34
npm ERR!Error: ENOENT, lstat 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\vinyl-fs\node_modules\vinyl\package.json'
npm ERR!If you need help, you may report this log at:
npm ERR! < http: //github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR!or email it to:
npm ERR! < npm - @googlegroups.com >

npm ERR!System Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR!command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\\\node.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js"
"install"
"gulp"
"-g"
npm ERR!cwd E: \DropBoxes\ DropBox\ experiments\ js\ extensions - chrome\ Eventum - master\ eventum - commit - log - chrome
npm ERR!node - v v0.8.22
npm ERR!npm - v 1.2.14
npm ERR!path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ vinyl - fs\ node_modules\ vinyl\ package.json
npm ERR!fstream_path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ vinyl - fs\ node_modules\ vinyl\ package.json
npm ERR!fstream_type File
npm ERR!fstream_class FileWriter
npm ERR!code ENOENT
npm ERR!errno 34
npm ERR!fstream_stack C: \Program Files\ nodejs\ node_modules\ npm\ node_modules\ fstream\ lib\ writer.js: 284: 26
npm ERR!fstream_stack Object.oncomplete(fs.js: 297: 15)
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/once
npm ERR!error rolling back Error: ENOTEMPTY, rmdir 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\vinyl-fs\node_modules\graceful-fs'
npm ERR!error rolling back vinyl - [email protected] 0.0.1 {
[Error: ENOTEMPTY, rmdir 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\vinyl-fs\node_modules\graceful - fs ']
npm ERR!error rolling back errno: 53,
npm ERR!error rolling back code: 'ENOTEMPTY',
npm ERR!error rolling back path: 'C:\\Users\\colecmc\\AppData\\Roaming\\npm\\node_modules\\gulp\\node_modules\\vinyl-fs\\node_modules\\graceful-fs'
}
npm ERR!Error: ENOENT, lstat 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\vinyl-fs\node_modules\graceful-fs\polyfills.js'
npm ERR!If you need help, you may report this log at:
npm ERR! < http: //github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR!or email it to:
npm ERR! < npm - @googlegroups.com >

npm ERR!System Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR!command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\\\node.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js"
"install"
"gulp"
"-g"
npm ERR!cwd E: \DropBoxes\ DropBox\ experiments\ js\ extensions - chrome\ Eventum - master\ eventum - commit - log - chrome
npm ERR!node - v v0.8.22
npm ERR!npm - v 1.2.14
npm ERR!path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ vinyl - fs\ node_modules\ graceful - fs\ polyfills.js
npm ERR!fstream_path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ vinyl - fs\ node_modules\ graceful - fs\ polyfills.js
npm ERR!fstream_type File
npm ERR!fstream_class FileWriter
npm ERR!code ENOENT
npm ERR!errno 34
npm ERR!fstream_stack C: \Program Files\ nodejs\ node_modules\ npm\ node_modules\ fstream\ lib\ writer.js: 284: 26
npm ERR!fstream_stack Object.oncomplete(fs.js: 297: 15)
npm ERR!Error: ENOENT, lstat 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\vinyl-fs\node_modules\map-stream\.travis.yml'
npm ERR!If you need help, you may report this log at:
npm ERR! < http: //github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR!or email it to:
npm ERR! < npm - @googlegroups.com >

npm ERR!System Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR!command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\\\node.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js"
"install"
"gulp"
"-g"
npm ERR!cwd E: \DropBoxes\ DropBox\ experiments\ js\ extensions - chrome\ Eventum - master\ eventum - commit - log - chrome
npm ERR!node - v v0.8.22
npm ERR!npm - v 1.2.14
npm ERR!path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ vinyl - fs\ node_modules\ map - stream\.travis.yml
npm ERR!fstream_path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ vinyl - fs\ node_modules\ map - stream\.travis.yml
npm ERR!fstream_type File
npm ERR!fstream_class FileWriter
npm ERR!code ENOENT
npm ERR!errno 34
npm ERR!fstream_stack C: \Program Files\ nodejs\ node_modules\ npm\ node_modules\ fstream\ lib\ writer.js: 284: 26
npm ERR!fstream_stack Object.oncomplete(fs.js: 297: 15)
npm ERR!Error: ENOENT, lstat 'C:\Users\colecmc\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\gulp\node_modules\findup-sync\node_modules\lodash\lodash.js'
npm ERR!If you need help, you may report this log at:
npm ERR! < http: //github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR!or email it to:
npm ERR! < npm - @googlegroups.com >

npm ERR!System Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR!command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\\\node.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js"
"install"
"gulp"
"-g"
npm ERR!cwd E: \DropBoxes\ DropBox\ experiments\ js\ extensions - chrome\ Eventum - master\ eventum - commit - log - chrome
npm ERR!node - v v0.8.22
npm ERR!npm - v 1.2.14
npm ERR!path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ findup - sync\ node_modules\ lodash\ lodash.js
npm ERR!fstream_path C: \Users\ colecmc\ AppData\ Roaming\ npm\ node_modules\ gulp\ node_modules\ findup - sync\ node_modules\ lodash\ lodash.js
npm ERR!fstream_type File
npm ERR!fstream_class FileWriter
npm ERR!code ENOENT
npm ERR!errno 34
npm ERR!fstream_stack C: \Program Files\ nodejs\ node_modules\ npm\ node_modules\ fstream\ lib\ writer.js: 284: 26
npm ERR!fstream_stack Object.oncomplete(fs.js: 297: 15)
npm http GET https: //registry.npmjs.org/wrappy
npm http 304 https: //registry.npmjs.org/wrappy
npm ERR!
npm ERR!Additional logging details can be found in :
npm ERR!E: \DropBoxes\ DropBox\ experiments\ js\ extensions - chrome\ Eventum - master\ eventum - commit - log - chrome\ npm - debug.log
npm ERR!not ok code 0

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Answer Source

Update #1

From the npm output it seems, that the version of node.js you have installed, is too old:

npm WARN engine [email protected] 3.4.0: wanted: {
    "node": ">= 0.9"
}(current: {
    "node": "v0.8.22",
    "npm": "1.2.14"
})

Your version is 0.8.22, and gulp requires 0.9 or newer. Try upgrading your node.js first, and then try again.

Original answer

To install gulp you need to run this:

npm install gulp -g

This will install gulp globally, and that means the gulp.cmd will be accessible in

C:\Users\[yourAwesomeLogin]\AppData\Roaming\npm

So, just make sure, you have that directory in your PATH.

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