it possible use a nodejs package inside meteor app?


it posible use a nodejs package inside meteor app on server side? It would be great to do that since nodejs has a large number of packages.

7/27/2012 4:06:57 PM

Accepted Answer

Yes, it is possible. You can use an npm module in Meteor, since it's based on Node.js.

This code has worked for me fine, e.g.:

var fs = __meteor_bootstrap__.require('fs');

UPDATE: To install an npm module in a Meteor app

  1. Inside your terminal, change path to your Meteor app directory.
  2. > cd .meteor/local/build/server
  3. Install an npm module like so > npm install module_name.



Edit: for anyone visiting this post, it is outdated. As of Meteor 0.6.4, you use Npm.require instead of __meteor_bootstrap__.require:

var fs = Npm.require('fs');

Also, if you don't use standard node package, but one from npm repositories, it's better to create a dependency so that it's automatically installed every time you create a new instance of the project. To do so, create a /packages/someName/package.js file with the following line:

Npm.depends({'packageName': 'packageVersion'});
7/31/2013 7:38:01 AM

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