The first of many…. many Meteor.js mini-posts as I make sense of their documentation (or lack thereof?).
Create a top-level directory named packages
Create a directory for the npm module you want to install. For example, if you want to use connect, the directory would be /packages/connect.
Create a file named package.js in your npm module directory (e.g. /packages/connect/package.js).
Put the name of the npm module, the version you want in the following format.
Then, in order to use that library, you don’t use the standard node.js require(‘connect’) statement, but rather the wrapping Npm.require(‘connect’) statement.