How can I declare the npm version in a new repl?

I am constantly getting this message:

npm notice 
npm notice New major version of npm available! 8.19.2 -> 9.6.5
npm notice Changelog:
npm notice Run npm install -g npm@9.6.5 to update!
npm notice 
type or paste code here

Go to the tab named “shell”, and then paste the command that it wanted you to put in. If this worked, then mark it as the solution so the topic can close.

npm install -g npm@9.6.5
npm ERR! code EACCES
npm ERR! syscall rename
npm ERR! path /nix/store/0l5yh0rdzibk8arj9c8gzy1570jkc3vf-nodejs-16.18.1/lib/node_modules/npm
npm ERR! dest /nix/store/0l5yh0rdzibk8arj9c8gzy1570jkc3vf-nodejs-16.18.1/lib/node_modules/.npm-ks95ti3G
npm ERR! errno -13
npm ERR! Error: EACCES: permission denied, rename '/nix/store/0l5yh0rdzibk8arj9c8gzy1570jkc3vf-nodejs-16.18.1/lib/node_modules/npm' -> '/nix/store/0l5yh0rdzibk8arj9c8gzy1570jkc3vf-nodejs-16.18.1/lib/node_modules/.npm-ks95ti3G'
npm ERR!  [Error: EACCES: permission denied, rename '/nix/store/0l5yh0rdzibk8arj9c8gzy1570jkc3vf-nodejs-16.18.1/lib/node_modules/npm' -> '/nix/store/0l5yh0rdzibk8arj9c8gzy1570jkc3vf-nodejs-16.18.1/lib/node_modules/.npm-ks95ti3G'] {
npm ERR!   errno: -13,
npm ERR!   code: 'EACCES',
npm ERR!   syscall: 'rename',
npm ERR!   path: '/nix/store/0l5yh0rdzibk8arj9c8gzy1570jkc3vf-nodejs-16.18.1/lib/node_modules/npm',
npm ERR!   dest: '/nix/store/0l5yh0rdzibk8arj9c8gzy1570jkc3vf-nodejs-16.18.1/lib/node_modules/.npm-ks95ti3G'
npm ERR! }
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! The operation was rejected by your operating system.
npm ERR! It is likely you do not have the permissions to access this file as the current user
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! If you believe this might be a permissions issue, please double-check the
npm ERR! permissions of the file and its containing directories, or try running
npm ERR! the command again as root/Administrator.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/runner/.npm/_logs/2023-05-03T16_08_16_538Z-debug-0.log

That message is just a recommendation, you shouldn’t actually need to update npm. If you wanted, however, try npm install -g npm@latest

I don’t think doing that would work either. I believe that doing anything that grants the command root access to the machine and allowing them to alter some settings (including changing the command code) will be blocked by the system for security reasons.

Hey @d3287t328!

You can change the nix channel field in the .replit file to unstable which should give you access to the latest versions of the installed packages (such as nodejs and npm)


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