How to share node_modules folder across multiple projects?

Hi there,

is there a way to have a node_modules folder shared by multiple projects? The basic idea is to develop a set of modules (and a number of apps based on these modules). As per default, each module would have its own node_modules folder.

According to the node’s documentation, such a setup is supported. However, it seems that ionic has some problems with it.

When I call “npm run build”, I do get the following error:

npm run build

myApp@0.0.1 build (…)/node-tests/my_module/myApp
ionic-app-scripts build

[15:42:42] ionic-app-scripts 3.1.8
[15:42:42] build dev started …
[15:42:42] ionic-app-script task: “build”
[15:42:42] Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open
Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open ‘(…)/node-tests/my_module/myApp/node_modules/@angular/core/package.json’
at Error (native)
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! myApp@0.0.1 build: ionic-app-scripts build
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the myApp@0.0.1 build script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

Any hints?

Did you have solve the issue? I have the same problem.


The problem happens with ionic.config.json not recognizing the builder path. Trying the multiple project approach through angular generate (ng generate application command) works by sharing the node_modules folder.

This problem happens with Ionic v4 as well.