webpack's dependencies seem to stay unresolved. Order of dependencies relevant?

(Umut Erdogan) #1


lately I installed webpack indirectly as a dependency of symfony’s webpack-encore.
Here is an extract of its package.json.
Just focus on the order of dependencies to follow my explanation.

      "_from": "@symfony/webpack-encore@^0.20.0",
      "_id": "@symfony/webpack-encore@0.20.1",
      "dependencies": {
        "babel-preset-env": "^1.2.2",
        "css-loader": "^0.26.2",
        "extract-text-webpack-plugin": "^3.0.0",
        "webpack": ">=2.2.0 <4",
      "version": "0.20.1"

As you can notice, babel comes before css and if I query npm as such

$ npm ls browserslist
`-- @symfony/webpack-encore@0.20.1
  +-- babel-preset-env@1.7.0
  | `-- browserslist@3.2.8
  `-- css-loader@0.26.4
    `-- cssnano@3.10.0
      +-- autoprefixer@6.7.7
      | `-- browserslist@1.7.7
      `-- postcss-merge-rules@2.1.2
        +-- browserslist@1.7.7
        `-- caniuse-api@1.6.1
          `-- browserslist@1.7.7

then you can see, that the newest version of browserslist is the first descendant in this tree. Also this newest browserslist package has become a top level directory of my project’s root node_modules directory.
The remaining older browserslist package versions (@1.7.7) reside as subfolders in node_modules/autoprefixer/node_modules,

As soon as the next dependency “extract-text-webpack-plugin”: “^3.0.0” of @symfony/webpack-encore gets resolved, there will be this particular version of the ajv packet residing at my project’s root node_modules directory:

$ npm ls ajv
`-- @symfony/webpack-encore@0.20.1
  `-- extract-text-webpack-plugin@3.0.2
    `-- schema-utils@0.3.0
      `-- ajv@5.5.2

So at the top level of my project’s root node_modules directory there is no free slot for any further ajv packet. Version ajv@5.5.2 has been saved in

When it comes to the last dependency resolution as for “webpack”: “>=2.2.0 <4”,
we run into trouble:
I got the following warning message:

npm WARN ajv-keywords@3.2.0 requires a peer of ajv@^6.0.0 but none is installed. You must install peer dependencies yourself.

But there is one ajv packet version that meets the requirement of ^6.0.0 and is installed in
D:\Checkoutspace\branch\imgresize\node_modules\webpack\node_modules\ajv. Here an extract of its package.json:

  "_from": "ajv@^6.1.0",
  "_id": "ajv@6.5.4",
  "_requiredBy": [

I have re-checked npm’s answer after the complete installation and it still can’t find it:
$ npm ls ajv
-- @symfony/webpack-encore@0.20.1– extract-text-webpack-plugin@3.0.2
-- schema-utils@0.3.0– ajv@5.5.2

But why can npm not find it the same way as it does for the browserslist package.
Is the reason the order of dependency installation?

And by the way. Can I actually ignore that warning, because in fact there is one ajv version in node_modules\webpack\node_modules\ajv and just npm complains falsly?

Thanks in advance for any idea on this issue.

$ npm version
{ npm: '6.4.1',
  ares: '1.14.0',
  cldr: '33.1',
  http_parser: '2.8.0',
  icu: '62.1',
  modules: '64',
  napi: '3',
  nghttp2: '1.34.0',
  node: '10.12.0',
  openssl: '1.1.0i',
  tz: '2018e',
  unicode: '11.0',
  uv: '1.23.2',
  v8: '',
  zlib: '1.2.11' }

(system) #2

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