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NodeJS module installation

NodeJS module installation


I'm trying to install a NodeJS server on a computer without internet access. I copied the .exe and executed it but now I need to install a couple of Modules, so my question is this:

Can I simply copy the modules from my PC? Or must I connect the server to the internet and use npm?

* EDIT : * I already had all the required modules into my PC, so I created the following package.json file:

  "name": "MyNodeJS",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "author": "[email protected]",
  "description": "Modules required for MyNodeJS",
  "main": "index.js",
  "engines": {
    "node": ">= 0.6.6"
  "dependencies": {
    "base64-js" : "0.0.2",
    "bignumber" : "1.1.0",
    "express" : "2.5.6",
    "" : "0.8.7"

and then executed "npm pack" witch created MyNodeJS-0.0.1.tgz file with the following structure:

|- MyNodeJS-0.0.1.tar
   |- package

Is this normal? Because I was expecting to have only the modules.

Problem courtesy of: Gonçalo Cardoso


You could create your own package.json. List all the modules you need under bundledDependencies and create a tarball via npm pack. Copy the tarball over to the new machine and install via npm install . That's it. npm is really sexy. ;-)

Solution courtesy of: Sebastian Stumpf


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