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If you're looking to run the latest Node.JS on the Raspberry Pi, you've come to the right place.

More improvements to come, follow @gflarity for updates.


Download a binary available in the Downloads section, then:

tar xzf node-v0.8.2.tar.gz
sudo cp -R ./node-v0.8.2/* /


Building is a bit trickier, follow along.

First install some dependencies:

sudo apt-get install git-core build-essential libssl-dev

Grab the NodePi and Node.JS source and checkout the version you want:

git clone
git clone
cd node
git checkout origin/v0.8.2-release -b v0.8.2-release

Now apply the patch appropriate for your version of Node.js:

git apply --stat ../node_pi/v0.8.2-release-raspberrypi.patch

Then set the following exports for use during compilation:

export GYP_DEFINES="armv7=0"
export CCFLAGS='-march=armv6'
export CXXFLAGS='-march=armv6'`

Run configure:


Now make and make install with the environment variables exported above. If you don't include these it'll try to re-compile everything. As if that weren't bad enough, it'll also probably not compile as there's a reason we included them in the first place!

sudo GYP_DEFINES="armv7=0" CCFLAGS='-march=armv6' CXXFLAGS='-march=armv6' make install

To install it global simply copy the contents resurisively to root:

sudo cp -vR /tmp/node-v0.8.2/* /


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