I have a common situation - in an example repo like https://github.com/cypress-io/netlify-plugin-cypress-example we have lots of dependencies, but we are interested only in keeping our Cypress dependencies up to date. In this blog post I will show how to disable all package dependencies and then whitelist just a few ones to be checked.
I have set up repository bahmutov/renovate-update-single-module-example to show this in action. There are 2 dependencies:
chalk, but I am only interested in keeping
debug up-to-date. Here is the full renovate.json file
If we go to Renovate Dashboard (access is private to the owner of the Renovate app) we can see our check jobs.
Click on any build, and in the DEBUG logs you can search for a module and see if it was disabled.