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re: When not to use package-lock.json VIEW POST

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If the package-lock.json has a dependency outside a range defined in package.json, the lock file will be updated with the exact version used. Therefore, they always match.

I tried not using a package-lock.json. After the second instance of a dependency's dependency breaking my build, it became obvious that the lock file is there for a reason... I always use it now so everyone gets the exact same versions.

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