Friday, August 28, 2015

Updating NPM on Windows

Apparently NPM updates more frequently than NodeJS does. I'm trying to keep edge versions since there's quite a bit of things happening with the new cross-platform build agent, npm and the MAX_PATH issue on Windows. Apparently - NPM likes to create very deep folder structures - and windows doesn't like that too much.

I've encountered problems with this on my CI/CD server and that's why I'm trying to keep the agent + NPM as up to date as possible. I thought running `npm update -g npm` would solve it - but it doesn't - see:

Here's the solution:

Credits: - I used option 3 btw.

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