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old closed issue from "npm/uid-number" (Error: could not get uid/gid)
running npm install --global on some some instances of node:alpine docker under circle ci is throwing:
Error: could not get uid/gid [ 'nobody', 0 ]
this is covered in an old closed issue: https://github.com/npm/uid-number/issues/3
and seems like a few people are bringing this up as well in recent context, with the only resolution is to use:
npm config set unsafe-perm true
I’m wondering if this is an issue that needs to be revisited, or if there are better paths to address this other than overwriting