So i can't install npm on alpine linux I thought perhaps I can just do a
apk add npm but apparently
apk search npm returns nothing, even after a
apk update . I'm experimenting with all this from the nginx:alpine docker image, i.e.
docker run -it nginx:alpine /bin/sh
Edit 1: I can see how the nodejs:alpine dockerfile builds
node , but I don't understand how it builds
Edit 2: now that I know that npm gets installed with nodejs on alpine, and just for clarification, the reason this wasn't evident to me at first is that on ubuntu 14.04 a
sudo apt-get install nodejs would still require a
sudo apt-get install npm (which installs development packages e.g.
I have an issue with apk managers
The package nodejs is no longer installing NPM (see pkgs.alpinelinux.org) You have to install nodejs-npm
apk add --update nodejs nodejs-npm