Why my node.js application's package-lock.json is auto updated with a lot of aws related SDK?

Hello expert, today when I try to sync my code on droplet from git, I was not able to do so and it turns out that package-lock.json file at droplet has been updated and then I checked difference with my checked-in version and I saw a lot of library like the following:

  1. node_modules/@aws-crypto/ie11-detection
  2. node_modules/@aws-crypto/ie11-detection/node_modules/tslib
  3. node_modules/@aws-crypto/sha256-browser"
  4. etc.

Any idea what’s going on? I haven’t found anything from internet. Thanks for your insights in advance.

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Bobby Iliev
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April 16, 2023

Hi there,

The mentioned libraries are part of the AWS Encryption SDK for JavaScript, which is typically used for client-side encryption and decryption of data.

Did you by any chance run npm update on your Droplet directly? This would indeed update your package-lock.json file.

What I could suggest here is:

  1. Back up your current package-lock.json file on your Droplet, just in case you need it later.

mv package-lock.json package-lock.json.bak

  1. Replace the package-lock.json on the droplet with the one from your Git repository. You can either copy it from your local machine to the droplet using scp or download it directly from your Git repository using wget or curl, depending on your setup.

  2. Run npm ci to install the exact versions of the dependencies specified in your package-lock.json file. This command will delete the existing node_modules directory and recreate it with the correct dependencies.

Let me know how it goes!



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