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(aws-cdk): Installing CLI locally should be the default

See original GitHub issue

Reference docs

$ npm i -g aws-cdk

npm install -g aws-cdk


I switched CDK projects and found issues with the package.json being:

"aws-cdk": "1.68.0",

But my global version:

cdk --version // 1.79.0 (build 8b3bf9c)

Quoting from the webpack installation guide regarding global installation:

Note that this is not a recommended practice. Installing globally locks you down to a specific version of webpack and could fail in projects that use a different version.


Make installing locally the default option:

npm install aws-cdk

And install globally as an alternative option (not recommended)

npm install aws-cdk -g

This is a 📕 documentation issue

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:5 (2 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

redbaroncommented, Dec 22, 2020

aws-cdk is a CLI tool and is not directly related to @aws-cdk packages you use in your CDK app. IMHO it is fine installing it globally.

github-actions[bot]commented, Feb 17, 2021


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