Advanced JavaScript packaging tips

Speaker: Praveen Arimbrathodiyil

Track: English

Type: Workshop

Room: Buzz

Time: Jan 23 (Sat): 18:00

Duration: 1:45

When packaging nodejs modules, often you face some complexities with the build process. I will try to cover some common cases like

  1. Manually downloading a git commit snapshot when the repo does not have tags matching with releases
  2. Exclude generated files from the source package (repacking)
  3. Embed a simple dependency as a component (ignore, group and checksum options in watch file)
  4. Simple case of circular self build dependency (babel-plugin-lodash build depends on itself)
  5. Using extlinks and extcopies options of pkg-js-tools for creating node_modules directory with symlinks or copies of modules installed in /usr/share/nodejs

This workshop is going to be intermediate level. You should have some experience with creating debian packages.

You can learn the basics from