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Installing Node.js via package manager

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Node.js is available in official gentoo portage tree. You have to unmask it.

# emerge -aqv --autounmask-write nodejs
# etc-update
# emerge -aqv nodejs


Node.js is available in official repo for Debian Sid(unstable).

For Debian Squeeze, your best bet is to compile node by yourself (as root):

apt-get install python g++ curl libssl-dev
mkdir /tmp/nodejs && cd /tmp/nodejs
tar xzvf node-latest.tar.gz && cd node-v*
make test
make install

Linux Mint

How to install node.js on Debian-based Linux distros (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint etc)


Example install:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs npm

It installs current stable Node on the current stable ubuntu.

If you want to compile Node C++ modules:

sudo apt-get install nodejs-dev

Or configure shell script for install node.js using


Node.js stable repos list.

Available RPM packages for: openSUSE 11.4, 12.1, Factory and Tumbleweed.

Example install on openSUSE 11.4:

sudo zypper ar NodeJSBuildService 
sudo zypper in nodejs nodejs-devel

Fedora 15 and 16

To install node on Fedora:

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck
sudo yum install nodejs-compat-symlinks npm

RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 5 and 6

To install node on RHEL and friends:

yum localinstall --nogpgcheck nodejs-stable-release.noarch.rpm
yum install nodejs-compat-symlinks npm
rm nodejs-stable-release.noarch.rpm

Amazon Linux

First install the repository:

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck   

Then install the packages:

sudo yum install nodejs-compat-symlinks npm

Arch Linux

Node.js is available in the Community Repository.

pacman -S nodejs

FreeBSD and OpenBSD

Node.js is available through the ports system.



Using a package

Simply download Macintosh Installer.

Using homebrew:

brew install node

Warning: brew installs are known to be buggy

Using macports:

port install nodejs  


Using a package

Simply download Windows Installer.

Using chocolatey to install Node:

cinst nodejs  

or for full install with NPM:

cinst nodejs.install
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