Elisabeth Elisabeth - 2 months ago 11
Node.js Question

npm update does not do anything

When I execute this code in my application folder where the package.json is located:

npm update
or
npm update --save-dev
it does not do anything.

But when I do
npm outdated
is shows many outdated packages.

So how do I update all packages?

OS: Win 10 x64
nodejs: 6.2.2
npm:3.10.7

package.json

{
"name": "tgb-frontend",
"version": "0.0.0",
"license": "MIT",
"angular-cli": {},
"scripts": {
"start": "ng serve",
"lint": "tslint \"src/**/*.ts\"",
"test": "ng test",
"pree2e": "webdriver-manager update",
"e2e": "protractor"
},
"private": true,
"dependencies": {
"@angular/common": "2.0.0",
"@angular/compiler": "2.0.0",
"@angular/core": "2.0.0",
"@angular/forms": "2.0.0",
"@angular/http": "2.0.0",
"@angular/platform-browser": "2.0.0",
"@angular/platform-browser-dynamic": "2.0.0",
"@angular/router": "3.0.0",
"core-js": "^2.4.1",
"rxjs": "5.0.0-beta.12",
"ts-helpers": "^1.1.1",
"zone.js": "^0.6.23"
},
"devDependencies": {
"@types/jasmine": "^2.2.30",
"angular-cli": "1.0.0-beta.14",
"codelyzer": "~0.0.26",
"jasmine-core": "2.4.1",
"jasmine-spec-reporter": "2.5.0",
"karma": "1.2.0",
"karma-chrome-launcher": "^2.0.0",
"karma-cli": "^1.0.1",
"karma-jasmine": "^1.0.2",
"karma-remap-istanbul": "^0.2.1",
"protractor": "4.0.5",
"ts-node": "1.2.1",
"tslint": "3.13.0",
"typescript": "2.0.2"
}
}


Running
npm update --dd
result in the follow extraction output:

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npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/protractor from cache
npm verb get saving protractor to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\protractor\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir already in flight; waiting
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/zone.js
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
npm verb headers via: '1.1 varnish',
npm verb headers 'cache-control': 'max-age=300',
npm verb headers etag: '"CEIBQS48U3970DBBLVY9BS6AW"',
npm verb headers age: '128',
npm verb headers connection: 'keep-alive',
npm verb headers 'x-served-by': 'cache-fra1222-FRA',
npm verb headers 'x-cache': 'HIT',
npm verb headers 'x-cache-hits': '1',
npm verb headers 'x-timer': 'S1475099110.490820,VS0,VE0',
npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/zone.js from cache
npm verb get saving zone.js to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\zone.js\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir already in flight; waiting
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/karma-chrome-launcher
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
npm verb headers via: '1.1 varnish',
npm verb headers 'cache-control': 'max-age=300',
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npm verb headers age: '59',
npm verb headers connection: 'keep-alive',
npm verb headers 'x-served-by': 'cache-fra1231-FRA',
npm verb headers 'x-cache': 'HIT',
npm verb headers 'x-cache-hits': '1',
npm verb headers 'x-timer': 'S1475099110.492537,VS0,VE0',
npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/karma-chrome-launcher from cache
npm verb get saving karma-chrome-launcher to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\karma-chrome-launcher\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir already in flight; waiting
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/karma-remap-istanbul
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
npm verb headers via: '1.1 varnish',
npm verb headers 'cache-control': 'max-age=300',
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npm verb headers age: '268',
npm verb headers connection: 'keep-alive',
npm verb headers 'x-served-by': 'cache-fra1221-FRA',
npm verb headers 'x-cache': 'HIT',
npm verb headers 'x-cache-hits': '1',
npm verb headers 'x-timer': 'S1475099110.490957,VS0,VE0',
npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/karma-remap-istanbul from cache
npm verb get saving karma-remap-istanbul to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\karma-remap-istanbul\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir already in flight; waiting
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/tslint
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
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npm verb headers 'cache-control': 'max-age=300',
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npm verb headers connection: 'keep-alive',
npm verb headers 'x-served-by': 'cache-fra1248-FRA',
npm verb headers 'x-cache': 'HIT',
npm verb headers 'x-cache-hits': '1',
npm verb headers 'x-timer': 'S1475099110.490976,VS0,VE0',
npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/tslint from cache
npm verb get saving tslint to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\tslint\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir already in flight; waiting
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/jasmine-spec-reporter
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
npm verb headers via: '1.1 varnish',
npm verb headers 'cache-control': 'max-age=300',
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npm verb headers 'x-cache': 'HIT',
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npm verb headers 'x-timer': 'S1475099110.496023,VS0,VE0',
npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/jasmine-spec-reporter from cache
npm verb get saving jasmine-spec-reporter to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\jasmine-spec-reporter\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir already in flight; waiting
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/typescript
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
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npm verb headers 'cache-control': 'max-age=300',
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npm verb headers age: '252',
npm verb headers connection: 'keep-alive',
npm verb headers 'x-served-by': 'cache-fra1227-FRA',
npm verb headers 'x-cache': 'HIT',
npm verb headers 'x-cache-hits': '9',
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npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/typescript from cache
npm verb get saving typescript to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\typescript\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir already in flight; waiting
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/karma-jasmine
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
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npm verb headers connection: 'keep-alive',
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npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/karma-jasmine from cache
npm verb get saving karma-jasmine to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\karma-jasmine\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir already in flight; waiting
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/karma
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
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npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/karma from cache
npm verb get saving karma to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\karma\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir already in flight; waiting
npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/karma-cli
npm verb headers { server: 'CouchDB/1.5.0 (Erlang OTP/R16B03)',
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npm verb headers 'content-type': 'application/json',
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npm verb headers 'cache-control': 'max-age=300',
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npm verb headers 'accept-ranges': 'bytes',
npm verb headers date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
npm verb headers via: '1.1 varnish',
npm verb headers age: '56',
npm verb headers connection: 'keep-alive',
npm verb headers 'x-served-by': 'cache-fra1233-FRA',
npm verb headers 'x-cache': 'HIT',
npm verb headers 'x-cache-hits': '1',
npm verb headers 'x-timer': 'S1475099110.496210,VS0,VE0',
npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb get saving karma-cli to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\karma-cli\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir not in flight; initializing
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2fforms
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
npm verb headers via: '1.1 varnish',
npm verb headers 'cache-control': 'max-age=0',
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npm verb headers connection: 'keep-alive',
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npm verb headers 'x-cache-hits': '0',
npm verb headers 'x-timer': 'S1475099110.485421,VS0,VE259',
npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2fforms from cache
npm verb get saving @angular/forms to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\_40angular_252fforms\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir not in flight; initializing
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2fplatform-browser-dynamic
npm verb headers { 'cache-control': 'max-age=0',
npm verb headers 'accept-ranges': 'bytes',
npm verb headers date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
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npm verb headers connection: 'keep-alive',
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npm verb headers 'x-cache': 'MISS',
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npm verb headers 'x-timer': 'S1475099110.475204,VS0,VE419',
npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2fplatform-browser-dynamic from cache
npm verb get saving @angular/platform-browser-dynamic to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\_40angular_252fplatform-browser-dynamic\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir not in flight; initializing
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2fplatform-browser
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
npm verb headers via: '1.1 varnish',
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npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2fplatform-browser from cache
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[..................] | : verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir not in npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2frouter
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
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npm verb headers 'x-cache': 'MISS',
npm verb headers 'x-cache-hits': '0',
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npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2frouter from cache
npm verb get saving @angular/router to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\_40angular_252frouter\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir not in flight; initializing
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/@types%2fjasmine
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
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npm verb headers 'cache-control': 'max-age=0',
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npm verb headers 'x-cache-hits': '0',
npm verb headers 'x-timer': 'S1475099110.480305,VS0,VE717',
npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/@types%2fjasmine from cache
npm verb get saving @types/jasmine to C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\registry.npmjs.org\_40types_252fjasmine\.cache.json
npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir not in flight; initializing
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npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2fcommon from cache
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npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir not in flight; initializing
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npm verb headers vary: 'Accept-Encoding' }
npm verb etag https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2fcompiler from cache
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npm verb correctMkdir C:\Users\elisabeth\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache correctMkdir not in flight; initializing
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/@angular%2fcore
npm verb headers { date: 'Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT',
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npm verb outdated not updating @angular/forms because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range
npm verb outdated not updating @angular/http because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range
npm verb outdated not updating @angular/platform-browser because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range
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npm verb outdated not updating angular-cli because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range
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npm verb outdated not updating jasmine-spec-reporter because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range
npm verb outdated not updating karma because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range
npm verb outdated not updating protractor because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range
npm verb outdated not updating ts-node because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range
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npm verb outdated not updating typescript because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range
npm verb exit [ 0, true ]
npm info ok

Answer

The npm update --dd output says why at the end:

...not updating @angular/common because it's currently at the maximum version that matches its specified semver range

Look at this specific package, angular/common. You have it set to 2.0.0, which means npm will always fetch that specific version. If you want the package to update, you need to use a semver range. You can view a comprehensive list of semver ranges here, but the most commonly used are probably ~ and ^.

~ means that the minor version will update. So if you have version ~1.2.1, it will update to any 1.2.x, but never to 1.3.0.

^ updates the major and minor versions, so if you have ^1.2.1, it will update to any 1.x.x release, but never to 2.0.0.