So I have a project where I have custom nodes and some other node modules that support those, and I have used this source on another machine just fine. I installed using the debian script and everything across all machines seems to be the same and working fine in the default context.
I added the package.json reference to the dev dir that I base my package/node modules from (just as I have done before), and the first time node spun up it shows all my nodes there, and if I leverage them they work. However on this particular install every time I try to make an update to the source, it never takes the change. My original content that it first picked up works, I have the console log in debug mode and no errors there, I use the following to stop install and restart it
npm install /home/dev/project
all of which have worked on other machines....there aren't permission issues anywhere.
Anyone have any ideas, this is baffling me?