The cherry on top is the Node Package Manager, which allows you to use modules developed by others in your project. In this article, let’s see how to install Node.js on Linux to get started with an exciting web development journey:
Installing Node.js On Debian and Ubuntu-based Distributions
We’d highly suggest you install the LTS versions as they have little to no problems compared to the latest versions.
As of writing this article, version 14.15.1 is the latest LTS release. If you’re from the future, replace the “14.x” with the latest LTS version number. This also applies if you want to download the older versions of Node.
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | bash - apt-get install -y nodejs
Installing Node.js On Arch-Based Distributions
Node.js and npm packages are already available in the Community Repository.
pacman -S nodejs npm
Installing Node.js On CentOS, Fedora, And Red Hat Enterprise Linux
The command to install Node.js would be
dnf module install nodejs:14
The field after semi colon is called stream and you can replace it with any number to download that particular version of Node.
Check If The Installation Was Successful
To check if you’ve successfully installed Node.js enter the following command
node -v npm -v
Install Using Node.js Binary On Ubuntu
- The first thing you need to do is head over to nodejs.org and download the latest or LTS binary.
2. Unzip the binary into your desired directory
3. Open up the ~/.profile and add the following code to it.
VERSION=v14.15.1 DISTRO=linux-x64 sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/nodejs sudo tar -xJvf node-$VERSION-$DISTRO.tar.xz -C /usr/local/lib/nodejs
4. Save and close ~/.profile. Now enter the commands node -v, npm -v to check if Node.js has been installed.
That’s it with the installation process. Having problems installing? Let us know in the comments section below.