Just a quick one.
When updating a particular package from NPM that has just been released recently, there is a possibility that it won't be picked up by NPM update.
In this case I was trying to update the generator-jhipster package to its latest version of 7.6.0.
The documentation recommended doing a standard npm update command:
npm update -g generator-jhipster
However after updating it still showed the previous version of 7.5.0.
Trying to get NPM to install a specific version caused an ETARGET error.
npm install email@example.com
npm ERR! code ETARGET
npm ERR! notarget No matching version found for firstname.lastname@example.org.
npm ERR! notarget In most cases you or one of your dependencies are requesting
npm ERR! notarget a package version that doesn't exist.
When inspecting the package using npm view it showed the latest distributable as being 7.5.0
beta: 7.0.0-beta.1 latest: 7.5.0
This is because NPM hits the local cache first rather than making a request to the NPM registry.
By running the following command:
npm cache clean --force
Then verifying with:
npm view generator-jhipster
It will show the latest version of the package that has been published and you can then run the update command successfully on the particular package.