[PROPOSAL]: Removing ability to specify npm version


John Shahid
 

Hi all,

The buildpacks team would like to propose a change to the nodejs buildpack.
It was recently brought to our attention in this issue
<https://github.com/cloudfoundry/nodejs-buildpack/issues/54>, that the
nodejs buildpack will try to download npm if the version specified in
package.json didn’t match the version shipped with nodejs. According to
heroku
<https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/nodejs-support#specifying-an-npm-version>
this is a feature that exists for historical reasons that do not apply
anymore.

We would like to ask if anyone relies on this feature or have an objection
to this change.

Thanks,

The Buildpacks Team

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