NPM support on Dunfell


Joel Winarske
 

I'm seeing some gaps and performance issues.

Examples:
1. Setting NPM_INSTALL_DEV = "1" I am rewarded with:

169npm ERR! Could not install from "../../__w/meta-flutter/rpi4-drm-dunfell-latest/raspberrypi4-64/tmp/work/aarch64-poky-linux/webthings-gateway/1.0.0+gitAUTOINC+4c600fc973-r0/git/node_modules/@babel/compat-data" as it does not contain a package.json file.
The upstream build uses equivalent to:
    npm --user root --cache "${NPM_CACHE}" ci
    ./node_modules/.bin/webpack
    npm --cache "${NPM_CACHE}" prune --production

2. Running npm_do_configure is taking 48+ minutes.  Granted it's a large project, but basically the configure task is running uni-proc.

Who is the POC supporting NPM on Dunfell?

Thanks,
Joel

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