I am new to front end programming. I took a course on Coursera that needed Bootstrap to work with Meteor. I was exasperated trying to get around the jQuery issues. I am documenting my experience so that the next person like me is able to save weeks of futile search.
Finally this answer got me till installation and loading of my program - essentially:
Would you mind linking the course here, so we can check it for being up to date? Meteor has evolved a lot within the recent years (and especially within the last year).
We as a community are very aware, that there are many outdated materials out in the wild (which are still picked up by search engines) and there are already some improvements in the planning.
However, finding a tutorial that fully covers Bootstrap 5 (which is still in Beta as of today) is nearly impossible right now. Thank you, however for already pointing to a solution on how to integrate BS5.
One more note to all people having issues with jQuery and bootstrap: in order to enable the latest jQuery conflict free you may install jquery via NPM
$ meteor npm install --save jquery
and change jquery in your .meteor/packages to firstname.lastname@example.org! which will replace any Meteor bultin jQuery with the one installed via NPM.