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Node.js Versions

Renovate can upgrade the Node.js runtime used by your project. This way you're using the latest bug fixes, performance improvements, security mitigations, etc.

LTS codenames

Renovate understands codenames for Node.js LTS releases and will offer upgrades for them (e.g. from fermium to gallium) as long as the node versioning scheme is being used.

File Support

Renovate can manage the Node.js version in the following files:

Configuring which version of npm Renovate uses

When binarySource=docker or binarySource=install, such as in the Mend Renovate App, Renovate will choose and install an npm version dynamically.

To control which version or constraint is installed, you should use the engines.npm property in your package.json file. Renovate bot will then use that version constraint for npm when it creates a pull request.

For example, if you want to use at least npm 8.1.0 and also allow newer versions of npm in the 8.x range, you would put this in your package.json file:

  "engines": {
    "npm": "^8.1.0"

Alternatively, the npm version can also be configured via the constraints option.