So, you all heard about #npmgate a.k.a. #unpublishgate. Azer removed left-pad from the official npm registry and all hell broke loose. Most of npm builds in the world are failing today because a tiny (17 lines of js code!), but very popular library was obliterated from a central repository (which teaches us a lesson about how central repositories should behave, but that’s a topic for another blog post. Teaser – Bintray does it right).
In the meantime, if you’re affected you can use JFrog’s public Artifactory instance. It has the removed artifact (click on the Set Me Up for instructions on how to make npm work with it).