How use npm link in pnpm overwrites

If you work on bigger project with more packages you will want to use pnpm, probably.


"pnpm": { "overrides": { "my-package-foo": "3.4.0", .... } },

What is pnpm?

Alternative of node package manager npm, but faster and more efficient.

When I started with pnpm, I tried to link local packages where my main project uses pnpm and other local packages use the standard npm. When I used the standard method of linking a project using npm link or pnpm link, I always got the error that the package does not exist.

I decided to write some steps below, how use the link when using pnpm overrides.

  • The repository where is use npm can be link with npm link.

    In the package, type npm link and then go to the main project where the above link package is used and type npm link package-name-from-package.json example npm link @foo/basic and that's it.

  • The repository where is use pnpm with overrides.

    If you want to override the package version in the pnpm overrides, you need to type this into your package "overrides": "link:../foo-basic" write path into package no path into dist and then run pnpm i and that's it.


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