Meteor 1.6 and the Meteor-Angular-Ionic tutorial: ERRORs


I’m doing the Meteor Angular Ionic tutorial, using the latest version of Meteor, but I get no further than the second step before running into what seems to be two fatal errors

$ ionic start whatsapp blank --cordova --skip-link
[WARN] The --skip-link option has been deprecated. Please use --no-link.
✔ Creating directory ./whatsapp - done!
✔ Downloading and extracting blank starter - done!
✔ Personalizing ionic.config.json and package.json - done!
> ionic integrations enable cordova --quiet
[ERROR] Error with ./whatsapp/node_modules/ionic-angular/package.json file: FILE_NOT_FOUND
[ERROR] Error with ./whatsapp/node_modules/@ionic/app scripts/package.json file: FILE_NOT_FOUND

If I try to continue, my Terminal becomes full of redness:

$ ionic serve
Error: Cannot find module '/home/blackslate/repos/Meteoronic/whatsapp/node_modules/@ionic/app-scripts'

The whatsapp/nodemodules/ directory is completely empty.

EDIT: Deleting the whatsapp directory and running the first three steps again …

npm install -g ionic cordova
ionic start whatsapp blank --cordova --skip-link
ionic serve

… still produced the two error messages, but this second time, the whatsapp/nodemodules/ directory was populated, and the the Ionic Blank page appeared at http://http://localhost:8100/.