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Patch bundle all dependencies #2395

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These are the changes required in npm for npm/fstream-npm#1 to be usable.


+1, I would like this as well for npm pack. Its nice to be able to deploy an app with all its dependencies in a sandboxed environment.

Listing the dependencies twice can cause unnecessary mistakes, especially in the case where npm install --save dep is used


@grncdr bump RE #2395 (comment)

Any update on this?


oh hey, I don't think I ever saw that comment. FWIW I don't actually have any interest in pushing this patch forwards as I adjusted my workflows to not need it long ago. @badunk feel free to grab those diffs and submit a new PR to read-package-json. Also, the pull request for fstream-npm referenced by this one is still open and would need to be merged for this to make any sense. (npm/fstream-npm#1)

@grncdr grncdr closed this

What about this syntax?:

bundleDependencies: [

Where each subsequent line overrides previous one, and "!" negates it's effect?..

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  1. +7 −1 doc/cli/
  2. +3 −2 lib/utils/read-json.js
8 doc/cli/
@@ -416,7 +416,13 @@ for more on the topic.
## bundledDependencies
-Array of package names that will be bundled when publishing the package.
+Package names that should be bundled from `node_modules/` when packing and/or
+publishing the package.
+If this is an array, then all of the package names in the array will be bundled.
+If this is a string, it will be used as a glob pattern and any package in
+`node_modules/` that matches the pattern will be bundled.
If this is spelled `"bundleDependencies"`, then that is also honorable.
5 lib/utils/read-json.js
@@ -418,8 +418,9 @@ function processObject (opts, cb) { return function (er, json) {
delete json.bundledDependencies
- if (json.bundleDependencies && !Array.isArray(json.bundleDependencies)) {
- var e = new Error("bundleDependencies must be an array.\n"
+ if (json.bundleDependencies && typeof json.bundleDependencies !== "string"
+ && !Array.isArray(json.bundleDependencies)) {
+ var e = new Error("bundleDependencies must be an array or string.\n"
+"See `npm help json`")
if (cb) return cb(e)
throw e
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