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One Version to rule them all, One Version to find them,

One Version to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.1

Opinionated Monorepo Dependency Management CLI

🚨 Enforcement: Require all workspaces in a monorepo to conform to the One-Version rule.

📦 Supports multiple package managers: Support for yarn and pnpm workspaces.

💥 Coordinated upgrades: Coming Soon!

One-Version Rule

This package implements a version of Google’s One-Version Rule:

For every dependency in [a] repository, there must be only one version of that dependency to choose.2

Please refer to the implementation notes for our specific evaluation criteria.

There is some overlap between this tool and experimental yarn constraints, without requiring use of a particular package manager.

Getting Started

Install @wayfair/one-version at the workspace root using yarn:

yarn add --dev -w @wayfair/one-version

Or pnpm:

pnpm add -save-dev -w @wayfair/one-version

Add the following section to your package.json:

  "scripts": {
    "one-version:check": "one-version check -p ${yarn | pnpm}"

The -p flag is not required if using pnpm.

Run yarn one-version:check or pnpm run one-version:check.

If the repo is compliant, the tool will print this message:

✨ One Version Rule Success - found no version conflicts!

If the repo is not compliant, you will see a version of this message:

🚫 One Version Rule Failure - found multiple versions of the following dependencies:

    dev: @wayfair/app-a, @wayfair/app-b
    dev: @wayfair/app-c
    dev: @wayfair/lib-a


The behavior of @wayfair/one-version can be configured by a one-version.config.json at the root of the repository.

The only configuration this currently supports is an object of dependency overrides. This may be useful while performing major upgrades.

"overrides": {
  dependency: {
    versionSpecifier: [workspaceA, workspaceB]

For example, the below config will allow app-A and lib-L to specify [email protected]^16.9, even if the rest of the repo specifies [email protected]^17.

  "overrides": {
    "react": {
      "^16.9": ["app-A", "lib-L"]


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– Winters, Manshreck and Wright, 2020, p. 341


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