[Solved] If I have Node 7 and Meteor 1.6, is it safe to install globally Node 8?


#1

Meteor 1.6.1
Node v7.10.0

I would like to install Node 8, mainly to use npx. If I install Node 8 globally, would that affect my Meteor 1.6 enviroment?

Cheers


#2

No, because each Meteor version comes with a bundled version of node, the version installed on your machine will never matter*

In fact, because Meteor 1.6 comes with node 8 and npm > 5.6, you already have access to npx with meteor npx

So go ahead and update to whatever version of node and npm you want with confidence

(* Except if you run npm install instead of meteor npm install with native binaries, then the binaries will be built for the global version and not the bundled one)


#3

Thanks mate!
This clarifies everything. Excellent answer.

Have a nice one