This is assuming we are using a *nix based OS.
We have a secure system that has no outside world connection, nothing, nada, zilch. Getting code on/off is done using a flash drive. (insert crying emoticon here).
We need to get our node app into the system and able to run npm script commands making sure all dependencies are met.
Location, location, location: installing modules manually
We can't use
npm install because npm will still attempt to connect over the network. You'll just be left hanging (however, later is a description of using npm offline).
When npm installs a package globally it copies to
NODE_PATH environment variable should have the above path to the modules. If you want to change the default installation of global modules just change
NODE_PATH. So in your .bashrc file add:
You might also need to add it to the
/etc/environment for it to cascade to all users:
Command line packages
You have to create symlinks bin folders in order to run modules from the command line,
mocha for example.
ln -s usr/local/lib/node_modules/browserify/bin/browserify /usr/local/bin/browserify
Now you can run
To verify global modules just run
npm list -g.
Deploying a tarball
To bundle into a tarball:
To have a local npm checkout local-npm