Why can’t I find a package in NPM?
npm can’t find a package.json file. no such file or directory package.json. Usually, this error comes when npm commands are running and package.json is not found in the application root. This error gives during Below npm command running. npm install dependencies locally or globally. npm run start – running the project.
What is package package JSON in Node JS?
package.json is a JSON configuration file of a nodejs project which contains metadata of an application + dependencies etc. In NPM based applications such as nodejs, Angular, VueJS, and ReactJS applications, the package.json file location is the application root.
What are the most important things in a JSON package?
If you plan to publish your package, the most important things in your package.json are the name and version fields as they will be required. The name and version together form an identifier that is assumed to be completely unique.
Why am I getting “NPM install not found” error?
When you are creating a new project manually or when installing project dependencies we used to get the following errors. Usually, this error comes when npm commands are running and not found package.json in the application root.
nilofer commented on Mar 26, 2019
Hi @mvolkmann, can you please reach out to App Center support via the blue chat bubble within the App Center portal. This is something we’ll be better able to troubleshoot there. Thanks!
mvolkmann commented on Mar 26, 2019
Sure! I just have to find that blue chat bubble. I don’t see it anywhere in the web UI. Can you tell me how to navigate to it?
sureshtidbit commented on Nov 18, 2019
I also have error and support that blue tick. do not give support at all. I found the issue on google according to that I have everything package.json. I do not know but there is some error in the app centre that they need to improve for react-native.
How to use npm fund?
Users can use the npm fund subcommand to list the funding URLs of all dependencies of their project, direct and indirect. A shortcut to visit each funding url is also available when providing the project name such as: npm fund <projectname> (when there are multiple URLs, the first one will be visited)
What is optional file?
The optional files field is an array of file patterns that describes the entries to be included when your package is installed as a dependency. File patterns follow a similar syntax to .gitignore, but reversed: including a file, directory, or glob pattern ( *, **/*, and such) will make it so that file is included in the tarball when it’s packed. Omitting the field will make it default to ["*"], which means it will include all files.
How many characters are required for a package name?
The name is what your thing is called. Some rules: The name must be less than or equal to 214 characters. This includes the scope for scoped packages. The names of scoped packages can begin with a dot or an underscore.
What happens if you specify a bin directory in directories.bin?
If you specify a bin directory in directories.bin, all the files in that folder will be added.
What is the CommonJS package spec?
The CommonJS Packages spec details a few ways that you can indicate the structure of your package using a directories object. If you look at npm’s package.json , you’ll see that it has directories for doc, lib, and man.
What is main field?
main. The main field is a module ID that is the primary entry point to your program. That is, if your package is named foo, and a user installs it, and then does require ("foo"), then your main module’s exports object will be returned. This should be a module ID relative to the root of your package folder.
What is the difference between contributors and authors?
The "author" is one person. "contributors" is an array of people. A "person" is an object with a "name" field and optionally "url" and "email", like this:
Fix package.json not found an error
package.json is a JSON configuration file of a nodejs project which contains metadata of an application + dependencies etc.
npm init command for generating package.json
npm init command creates package.json that is filled with values that are entered by the user. It asks promptly to enter details as below.
npm init -y with default package.json
This will not ask for any details and just creates a package.json file with default values. You can later change or modify using any text editor