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NPM ignores git hashes in lockfile

What I Wanted to Do

I wanted to install the exact version of all dependencies specified in the my package-lock.json. Which is kind of the point of the file.

What Happened Instead

NPM went and installed the latest version of my git based dependencies.

Reproduction Steps



I do not understand who, or why anyone thought this was an acceptable idea. There is no other package manager in existence where a lock file is not an actual lock on what packages get installed when you run ‘install’.

Platform Info

$ npm --versions
$ node -p process.platform

Do you have a more recent way to reproduce this issue? The repository in the repro you linked isn’t available anymore, and I only succeeded to reproduce this myself in a situation where node_modules already had the new commit installed.