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After running npm install installs with no errors, node_modules is empty

I am looking to move my react app over to a DO droplet and I came across this well written tutorial by scotch.io (https://scotch.io/tutorials/how-to-host-a-node-js-app-on-digital-ocean). After I clone my repo and run ‘sudo npm install’, all goes well with no errors. However when looking in the node_modules folder, nothing is there. This results in missing module errors when running express server and webpack build. Has anyone run across this issue?


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Update: Did not seem to do the trick. Was in my local terminal when i ran the cache clean, thinking it worked. However, upon running it in the droplet terminal, no luck.

Not if this will help, but here is a screenshot of the install… http://imgur.com/TBGXraH

this is my package.json file used when running npm install. The first error I see when trying to run my build is Error: Cannot find module ‘del’

{
  "name": "my-react-spa",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "main": "server.js",
  "description": "--",
  "scripts": {
    "start": "gulp"
  },
  "author": "--",
  "license": "ISC",
  "dependencies": {
    "axios": "^0.15.3",
    "cheerio": "^0.22.0",
    "ejs": "^2.5.1",
    "express": "^4.13.4",
    "json-server": "^0.9.2",
    "lodash": "^4.14.0",
    "moment": "^2.14.1",
    "react": "^15.0.1",
    "react-addons-css-transition-group": "^15.4.1",
    "react-bootstrap": "^0.30.7",
    "react-dom": "^15.0.1",
    "react-fontawesome": "^1.1.0",
    "react-helmet": "^3.2.2",
    "react-redux": "^4.4.1",
    "react-router": "3.0.0",
    "react-tweet": "^1.0.22",
    "redux": "^3.3.1",
    "request": "^2.74.0",
    "scrollreveal": "^3.2.0",
    "twitter": "^1.3.0"
  },
  "devDependencies": {
    "autoprefixer": "^6.5.3",
    "babel-cli": "^6.18.0",
    "babel-core": "^6.18.2",
    "babel-loader": "^6.2.7",
    "babel-preset-es2015": "^6.18.0",
    "babel-preset-react": "^6.16.0",
    "babel-preset-stage-2": "^6.18.0",
    "css-loader": "^0.26.0",
    "del": "^2.2.0",
    "extract-text-webpack-plugin": "^1.0.1",
    "gulp": "^3.9.1",
    "gulp-nodemon": "^2.2.1",
    "gulp-rename": "^1.2.2",
    "node-sass": "^3.13.0",
    "postcss": "^5.2.5",
    "postcss-loader": "^1.1.1",
    "precss": "^1.4.0",
    "sass-loader": "^4.0.2",
    "style-loader": "^0.13.1",
    "webpack": "^1.13.3",
    "webpack-stream": "^3.1.0"
  }
}

@lsbyerley

Have you checked your package.json file to verify whether or not the projects’ dependencies have been saved, thus allowing npm to pull them down when you run npm install?