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From "Jan Piotrowski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-12977) Cordova 7 breaks npm install if any declared plugin doesn't contain package.json
Date Sun, 02 Jul 2017 20:15:03 GMT

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Jan Piotrowski commented on CB-12977:
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Does using the `--nofetch` option to install these plugins help?
https://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/dev/reference/cordova-cli/index.html#cordova-plugin-command

(Strangely this is only documented in the `dev` version of the docs, I created an issue about
that: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-12978)

> Cordova 7 breaks npm install if any declared plugin doesn't contain package.json
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CB-12977
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-12977
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: cordova-cli, cordova-plugins
>    Affects Versions: cordova@7.0.0
>         Environment: OSX 10.12.15, npm 3.10.10, Cordova 7.0.1
>            Reporter: Spence DiNicolantonio
>
> As of Cordova 7, plugins declared in config.xml are automatically added to dependencies
in _package.json_ on prepare. This limits Cordova 7 projects to plugins that are also node
packages, as the {{npm install}} process will break if any declared dependency does not contain
a valid _package.json_ ([see related npm error|https://github.com/npm/npm/issues/7232]).
> Quite a few functioning Cordova plugins (e.g. [CordovaClipboard|https://github.com/VersoSolutions/CordovaClipboard],
[PrivacyScreen|https://github.com/Telerik-Verified-Plugins/PrivacyScreen]) live on GitHub
and don't contain a _package.json_. In order to use such plugins in conjunction with Cordova
7 without breaking {{npm install}}, we must omit the plugin declarations from config.xml and
commit the contents of the _/plugins_ directory. 
> To be clear, this is not a malfunction of the Cordova CLI. Rather, this is a side-effect
of the automated mirroring of _config.xml_ and _package.json_ configuration in Cordova 7.



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