npm package that unlocks (removes) a package from package-lock.json.
This is to be used when a developer wants the most recent (with in the constraints specified in package.json) version of a dependency. Useful if you develop a library and make use of that library in a different project and want your project to always grab the latest version, but at the same time make use of the package-lock benefits for other packages.
npm install --save-dev
As part of your build process insert the follow before your npm install step:
node_modules\.bin\unlock-package <package,package,etc> npm install
Note: it is recommended that the
package-lock.json file is captured in your package output so that a record is kept of the versions of the unlocked packages that were installed.