This is a hard question and I’ll try to explain.
How to add new packages without install dependencies or new packages (defined in package/-lock.json)?
For example: Currently, we have our package.json and package-lock.json to maintain the versioning.
However, If we try to add a new package, other packages (related to package.json or package-lock.json) are being updated/added.
The intention is just add new packages, add these packages info inside package.json and package-lock.json, without affect the current packages installed.
Go to package.json and make some changes if you don’t want any of your packages to update automatically.
For example change
"react-native": "^0.56.1" to
simply delete caret "
^" or tilde "
~" signs you see before version declarations.
- Caret "
^" sign makes npm able to update minor version updates (for
above example 56 to 57 or higher) and
- Tilde "
~" sign makes npm able to update patch version updates (right-most element in
[major, minor, path]tuple)
If you declare your package versions without any sign, they won’t be updated.
Answered By – Amir Gorji
Answer Checked By – Timothy Miller (Easybugfix Admin)