i was actually trying to install nodejs along with npm on my ubuntu 17.04. i downloaded linux version from nodejs.org and created soft link for node and nodejs. upon checking the version of nodejs it shows the version i installed and i'm fine with it.
now i tried to do same for npm. i tried to create soft link for npm.
sudo ln -sf /mnt/7A46BE1454633621/softwares/programming/frontend/nodejs/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm /usr/bin/npm
i don't know the link i created is correct or not. but upon running
npm -v command i see the version 5.0.3 which is what i am trying to install. the version is shown but right below it i see something like this.
5.0.3 npm update check failed │ │ Try running with sudo or get access │ │ to the local update config store via │ │ sudo chown -R $USER:$(id -gn $USER) /home/sagar/.config