Node.js installation with nvm on Raspberry pi

Jordan Harband edited this page Jul 16, 2015 · 2 revisions

Requirements:

  • A Raspberry pi with Raspbian installed.
  • An internet access.

Update Raspbian

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Wait a very long time...

Install nvm

(Node Version Manager, https://github.com/creationix/nvm)

Download the last version of nvm from github and put it in the folder .nvm.
git clone https://github.com/creationix/nvm.git ~/.nvm && cd ~/.nvm && git checkout v0.25.4

sudo nano ~/.bashrc
You have to add the line source ~/.nvm/nvm.sh at the end of this file.

sudo nano ~/.profile
You have to add the line source ~/.nvm/nvm.sh at the end of this file.

sudo reboot

Check if installation work

nvm --version
Should return the version of nvm installed. (for me 0.25.4)

Install Node.js

You can see all available version of node js at this url http://nodejs.org/dist/. When you click on http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.26/, you can see that it was compiled for the raspberry pi (you can see the file: node-v0.10.26-linux-arm-pi.tar.gz).

Install node.js recent version to upgrade npm.
nvm install 0.10.26
npm update -g npm