npm can be used to install npm modules to packages (package.json), furthermore npm can be used to install npm modules globally with the command line flag
"-g" for system wide usage. Usually this is the way to install „grunt“, „eslint“ or „npm“ itself.
These globally installed npm modules cannot be monitored. They are not updated with
"apt-get" or any other system updates. This is usually not a problem on developer machines but it can lead to problems on servers without any interactive logins like Jenkins build server. „versioneye-update“ in the new version 1.4 can create a list of the globally installed npm modules and upload it as package file to VersionEye. The VersionEye server will send you a notification as soon as there is a new version of one of the globally installed modules available.