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Long path support issues on windows when using npm3

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TL;DR when using npm3 node packages should not include their dependencies. ie shouldn’t have a sub node_modules folder. on windows this can cause long path names. longer than what windows can support. npm guidance

Long story but we use cake build scripts and it doesn’t support long files paths on windows. We have had a similar issue recently when phantomjs broken release.


  1. npm ls react-scripts (if you haven’t ejected): react-scripts@0.7.0
  2. node -v: v4.4.5 / v6.9.1
  3. npm -v: v3.7.1 / v3.10.8

Then, specify:

  1. Operating system: Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012

node_modules structure after npm install

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Comments:10 (6 by maintainers)

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gaearoncommented, Oct 28, 2016

We control bundledDependencies. We added them to cut the install time on npm 2. However now that Node 6 is the LTS release (and comes with npm 3) it may be a good time to drop support for npm 2 and remove bundledDependencies.

fsoncommented, Nov 22, 2016

Bundled dependencies were removed in #1068 so this should be fixed in the upcoming release.

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