I had some fun yesterday setting up a new
Gruntfile. I copied over the
package.json files and wanted to update the versions of the packages. Unfortunately I started hitting errors because my versions of NPM and Node were out of date. I knew I could just go download the node package, but I decided to find another way.
First, update node
Low and behold, you can use NPM to update node itself!
npm cache clean -f npm install -g n n stable
First this clears out the NPM cache to make sure we can get the latest information from NPM. I then install
n globally which is a utility for updating Node. Once installed, I can use it to update Node to the latest stable version. Had I wanted to install a specific version, I can call it out with
Second, update NPM
Once Node is updated, NPM is a simple matter as well.
npm update -g npm
This command tells NPM to update NPM globally with the latest stable. Once both Node and NPM are updated, other packages update without trouble.