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Installation

Using a standalone script#

curl -f https://get.pnpm.io/v6.7.js | node - add --global pnpm

On Windows (PowerShell):

(Invoke-WebRequest 'https://get.pnpm.io/v6.7.js' -UseBasicParsing).Content | node - add --global pnpm

The standalone script is signed. Here's how to verify it.

Using npm#

npm install -g pnpm

Via npx resolution#

npx pnpm add -g pnpm

Upgrading#

Once you have installed pnpm, there is no need to use other package managers to update it. You can upgrade pnpm using itself, like so:

pnpm add -g pnpm
tip

Do you wanna use pnpm on CI servers? See: Continuous Integration.

Compatibility#

Here is a list of past pnpm versions with respective Node.js version support.

Node.jspnpm 1pnpm 2pnpm 3pnpm 4pnpm 5pnpm 6
Node.js 4✔️
Node.js 6✔️✔️
Node.js 8✔️✔️✔️
Node.js 10✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Node.js 12✔️✔️✔️✔️
Node.js 14✔️✔️✔️✔️
Node.js 16???️?️?️✔️

Troubleshooting#

If pnpm is broken and you cannot fix it by reinstalling, you might need to remove it manually from the PATH.

Let's assume you have the following error when running pnpm install:

C:\src>pnpm installinternal/modules/cjs/loader.js:883  throw err;  ^
 
Error: Cannot find module 'C:\Users\Bence\AppData\Roaming\npm\pnpm-global\4\node_modules\pnpm\bin\pnpm.js'←[90m    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:880:15)←[39m←[90m    at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:725:27)←[39m←[90m    at Function.executeUserEntryPoint [as runMain] (internal/modules/run_main.js:72:12)←[39m←[90m    at internal/main/run_main_module.js:17:47←[39m {  code: ←[32m'MODULE_NOT_FOUND'←[39m,  requireStack: []}

First, try to find the location of pnpm by running: which pnpm. If you're on Windows, run this command in Git Bash. You'll get the location of the pnpm command, for instance:

$ which pnpm/c/Program Files/nodejs/pnpm

Now that you know where the pnpm CLI is, open that directory and remove any pnpm-related files (pnpm.cmd, pnpx.cmd, pnpm, etc). Once done, install pnpm again and it should work as expected.

Uninstalling pnpm#

If you need to remove the pnpm CLI from your system and any files it have written to your disk, see Uninstalling pnpm.