in my webpack.mix.js:
now, when I 'npm run dev', the public/js/app.js is created as it should be, however, since 'the-package' depends on jquery, and jquery is available in my node_modules, it is automatically pulled in and added to public/js/app.js. I want to simply prevent jquery from being automatically pulled in. Of course, my setup is much more involved than this, but I stripped it down to this one problem. Any pointers?