Bower doesn't update my scripts #971

justnorris opened this Issue Nov 16, 2013 · 5 comments


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Hey Peeps, I'm loving bower, but I can't figure the update system out.
I had Packery 1.0.6 Installed, ( 1.1.2 is out now ) and when I ran bower update it just scanned the directories and didn't update anything at all.
Then I edited the bower.json file and removed Packery 1.0.6 from dependencies and ran bower install packery, then bower got a little confused, asked me which version I wanted - I selected 1.1.2 and now I have 1.1.2. Why didn't it update to 1.1.2 in the first place ? How can I trust Bower that I have the latest version of everything installed ?


Same question here ... dunno if I'm missing something or not.


Same here. bower update doesnt seem to work for me at all. whether just running bower update, or specifying a single component. neither works. only bower install [componentname] will install the latest version of the component, or manually changing componenent version number and then running bower install.


Same as above. Are we missing something?


"jquery": "~1.11" to have the latest jquery in 1.11 branch (that means 1.11.1, 1.11.2 etc). You won't update to 1.12.

"jquery": "latest" to have the latest release, like 2.1 for now. You will upgrade to 2.2, 2.5, 3.0 etc.

Remember about dependencies.


Everything should work in latest bower version.

Your bower was confused because there were packery installed in bower_components and bower checks this directory for installed versions. This will change in 2.0, so only bower.json will be important, not the contents of bower_components.

Until then you need to uninstall components using bower uninstall --save instead editing bower.json manually. Or remove packery from bower_components manually.

@sheerun sheerun closed this Jun 8, 2014
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