Updating Node and NPM

  • Hi,

    I have actually given up on the forum for the time being due to lack of interest. I am thinking of just doing a test forum just for me only and to practice etc but that will be sometime in the next months.

    In the meantime I have a question that I feel here is the best place to ask 🙂 Love the forum the look and the great advice.

    I am basically running just 1 app on my home server for gaming that uses node.js and npm. Both my versions of those are older versions but I know sometimes in the past after an update it ‘broke’ the app making me now reluctant to update again. Why change a winning side right? It works.

    What is the correct way to update them both. Clear cache needed etc? I will do a back up before (if) I update the versions.

    Hope all are ok and safe. Thanks for any replies.


  • @Sampo2910 before we start, do you know if the app itself you are running is compatible with the latest release of NodeJS ? I don’t expect npm to be an issue as it’s the Node Package Manager.

  • @phenomlab Hi thx for the reply.

    I am using this https://github.com/byNeHo/CoD4x-WebAdmin

    NeHo does not update it so much to be honest. I spoke to him and he does it from ‘time to time’

    I installed nvm so I can see the latest version of node etc and I guess i can just roll back if it does not work?

    Is there a way I can see what the app version of Node is? Then i could install ‘up to that’ and keep an eye out for any changes?

    As i said I am also all for not breaking a winning side haha and leave it as it is.

  • @Sampo2910 I think the best approach is to perhaps install this in a virtual machine where you can setup everything new, then attempt to install the app itself to ensure it works as desired before you attempt the actual upgrade on your server.

    The virtual machine itself can be installed on your own PC and will act just like an independent machine but of course is part of your own machine.

    Are you familiar with virtual machine concerts? Happy to help with this if needed.

  • @Sampo2910 said in Updating Node and NPM:

    Is there a way I can see what the app version of Node is? Then i could install ‘up to that’ and keep an eye out for any changes?

    Have a look in the source code for the app you are using, or better still, look at the GitHub page which should give you an idea of the version number which is the latest.

    In the source code you have running, there is typically a README file which should state the version you are running.

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    @Vijay-Kumavat-0 I think you’d be better off customising the plugin above to be honest. It seems like you’d be reinventing the wheel otherwise.

    I’d modify


    These seem to be the two files that control what is in the dropdown lists.

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    @Panda I have the same opinion here. NextJS is a framework for react, and like angular, I was never one to simply dive off into the deep without having any real need to do so. I’m conversant with nodeJS, vanilla js, and several other languages (including PHP which I have years of experience in and developed / still maintain an application at work that was custom written by me to fulfill an audit requirement), and in all honesty, I don’t really want to spend my life learning new frameworks unless I have a need to do so.

    I’ve been on the nodeJS train for some time now, and given my adoption of NodeBB, this makes perfect sense.

    Bleeding edge is fun if you want to experiment and learn, but with so many frameworks popping up all over the place, how many do we actually need?

    I guess most of this really depends on unique use cases, but I’ve yet to come across an issue that meant I had to rewrite an application in a different language to resolve an issue. It’s almost like using a bulldozer to find a china cup.

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    @dave1904 that’s a really good point actually. I know it was there previously on Persona, but you’re right - no such function exists on harmony.

    However, putting something in place to mimick the behaviour of Persona won’t be hard from the js standpoint, although I wonder if perhaps we should ask the NodeBB developers is this feature was overlooked?

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    @dave1904 just coming back to this thread as @DownPW and I both experienced issues with other plugins today, and the fix was to use the plugin ordering in the ACP and move the Harmony theme to the very top so it comes before everything else in terms of other plugins.

    It might be worth at least trying this to see if it gives you a result rather than the previous bulldozer approach. Thinking about it, the previous fix I proposed is along the same lines and disabling plugins does in fact change the order when they are enabled again, so this is definitely worth a try.

    Let me know how you get on.

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    Hi all,

    If you’re coming back here after a short hiatus, then you’ll notice that sudonix has now been upgraded to v3. There’s a lot of things that have changed - including new swatches, and a smart “drawer like” categories selector.

    I’ve also developed new code which has been running in dev for what seemed like a lifetime, but is now actively running here.

    Feel free to wander around and explore the new layout. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I already do.


  • node vs nodejs confusion?

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    @eeeee have a look at the below


    curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_lts.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

    You’ll notice that we are in fact “installing” NodeJS but never actually have a need to reference it. Here’s the nodejs --version command on my dev system


    More detail here


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    There’s news that they already sacked a batch of employees; people are going to face it rough. For me, SEO is something you leave to God. Because you can be on the first page for a month, then nowhere to be found again, or ranked in a totally different region. And worse, those computers they use are not monitored, but at least the main site brand will stick.

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    @justoverclock Any update ?


    EDIT - marking as solved based on the below thread