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npm behaves non-deterministically wrt to dependencies that are already installed #5655

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mgol opened this issue Jul 9, 2014 · 2 comments
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mgol commented Jul 9, 2014

Step to reproduce (the grunth-cli package depends on grunt-cli):

  1. npm -g i grunt-cli
  2. npm -g i grunth-cli
  3. npm -g i grunth-cli

After (1-2), the structure is:

├── grunt-cli
├── grunth-cli

After (1-3):

├── grunt-cli
├─┬ grunth-cli
  ├── grunt-cli

This is with npm 1.4.20, Node both 0.10.29 and 0.11.13.

@othiym23 othiym23 added the bug label Sep 18, 2014
@othiym23 othiym23 modified the milestones: cache rewrite, multi-stage install Sep 18, 2014
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smikes commented Nov 19, 2014

Is this still a problem for you?

When I try to reproduce this with latest npm, I find that grunt-cli is installed both at the global level and as a dependency of grunth-cli after step 2 only. Step 3 causes no change.

I tested this with

$ mkdir foo
$ npm --prefix=foo i -g grunt-cli
$ npm --prefix=foo i -g grunth-cli
$ npm --prefix=foo ls -g 
$ npm --prefix=foo i -g grunth-cli
$ npm --prefix=foo ls -g 

We are trying to clean up older npm issues, so if we don't hear back from you within a week, we will close this issue. (Don't worry -- you can always come back again and re-open it!)

Thanks!

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mgol commented Nov 25, 2014

I cannot reproduce it either anymore. It seems one of 2.x.y releases fixed it.

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