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When attempting to install newer packages on v6+ platforms, npm may complain that it is too old to install a package.

Sample error:

Sails.js Installation - Error
Your npm-Version is too old:
Sails require npm >= 1.4.0 (you currently have 1.3.6)
Please update the installed npm (Node Package Manager)
 to install Sails.


Upgrade npm! Issue npm install -g npm from the terminal to upgrade npm. A new copy of npm will be installed in /usr/local/bin overriding the system default in /usr/bin. To localize npm to a particular project directory, omit -g: npm install npm

Updated on July 8, 2019

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