Npm WARN saveError ENOENT- package.json not found


Except 2 times, I am getting this error and i don’t remember what i did or what i run commands to work it out.

Here is/are problems i am having;

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Installing Nodebb on Centos7.

installed those before npm;

yum -y groupinstall "Development Tools"
yum -y install git redis ImageMagick npm

nvm v0.33.8

nvm install v9.9.0

also cloned nodebb.

then i run

npm install

I tried this command and i got same thing

npm install npm@latest -g

Where did i do wrong ? How can i solve this problem ?

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Run the following:

npm init -y

That will create the package.json file which you can edit later with proper information.

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