There are LTS releases too: nodejs-lts-fermium - For 14.X version; nodejs-lts-erbium - For 12.X version; nodejs-lts-dubnium - For 10.X version; Alternate installations. I am trying to run another NodeJS version with nvm but getting this error: $ nvm use v4.2.4 nvm is not compatible with the npm config "prefix" option: currently set to "/Users/z/.npm-global" Run `npm config delete prefix` or `nvm use --delete-prefix v4.2.4` to unset it. In those cases, it may be better to set configuration using environmental variables. Install the nodejs package. If value is omitted, then it sets it to "true". How can I use nvm without losing the prefix for my globally installed packages? To get started, we're going to create a new folder called global-modules and set the npm prefix to it: mkdir ~/.global-modules npm config set prefix "~/.global-modules" Next, if you don't already have a file called ~/.profile, create one in your root user directory. And lastly, there is always the ability to set parameters via npm config set. not just using node index.js). get npm config get key Echo the config value to stdout. Note: This will only work when you run your project through an npm script (i.e. Once you have set the above configurations, you should be able to install the npm dependencies from behind a proxy server. $ nvm use v4.2.4 nvm is not compatible with the npm config "prefix" option: currently set to "/Users/z/.npm-global"Run `npm config delete prefix` or `nvm use --delete-prefix v4.2.4` to unset it. For example, if a package has version 1.2.4, by default its version is set to ^1.2.4 which will allow minor upgrades for that package, but after you run npm config set save-prefix='~' it will be set to ~1.2.4 which only will only allow patch upgrades. Use -l to also show defaults. not ok code 0 Note that you will have to repeat the same procedure with every node version, the prefix is set back to (in my case) /usr/local after installation. Configuration management for the npm cli. I have set the prefix on purpose to avoid the sudo npm . @npmcli/config. $ npm config get prefix /usr This is the prefix we want to change, in order to install global packages in our home directory. What is the output of npm config get prefix? When I tried npm config delete prefix or nvm use --delete-prefix before using npm --prefix="" set prefix "", I got only: npm ERR! Notice the prefix npm_package_config_, which tells Node where to get the variable from. Now, add the following line to the ~/.profile file: Installation. Also, look at this as well as this. You might encounter this issue while working on Angular or Node projects from behind a proxy server. To do that create a new directory in your home folder: Use --json to show the settings in json format. npm config set. – Giacomo1968 Mar 31 '19 at 3:56. In this quick tutorial, you learnt how to install the required npm dependencies from behind a proxy server. npm config set key value Sets the config key to the value. Any environmental variable set with the npm_config_ prefix will be used to configure npm. 1 @JakeGould Thanks for the links! Configuration appended to other commands like this does not persist everywhere, so it can become tiresome to set an array of configurations via the CLI. For example if a package has version 1.2.3, by default its version is set to ^1.2.3 which allows minor upgrades for that package, but after npm config set save-prefix='~' it would be set to ~1.2.3 which only allows patch upgrades. list npm config list Show all the config settings. 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