npm install installs extraneous deps


(Joshua) #1

What I Wanted to Do

Install gulp in an empty directory.

What Happened Instead

It installed, but npm ls failed due to extraneous errors.

Reproduction Steps

  1. mkdir test
  2. cd test
  3. npm i gulp



{ npm: '6.1.0',
  ares: '1.14.0',
  cldr: '33.0',
  http_parser: '2.8.0',
  icu: '61.1',
  modules: '64',
  napi: '3',
  nghttp2: '1.29.0',
  node: '10.1.0',
  openssl: '1.1.0h',
  tz: '2018c',
  unicode: '10.0',
  uv: '1.20.2',
  v8: '6.6.346.27-node.6',
  zlib: '1.2.11' }

Note: this only happens without a package.json.
No crash.
This is from

(Kat Marchán) #2

Extraneous means they’re not in your package.json, basically :slight_smile:

(system) #3

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