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Installs Node.JS



  • Tested on Debian 5+ and Ubuntu 10.04
  • Should work fine on Centos, RHEL, etc.


  • build-essential

Opscode cookbooks (


  • nodejs['install_method'] = source or package
  • nodejs['version'] - release version of node to install
  • nodejs['src_url'] - download location for node source tarball
  • nodejs['dir'] - location where node will be installed, default /usr/local
  • nodejs['npm'] - version of npm to install
  • nodejs['npm_src_url'] - download location for npm source tarball


Include the nodejs recipe to install node on your system based on the default installation method:

  • include_recipe "nodejs"

Include the install_from_source recipe to install node from sources:

  • include_recipe "nodejs::install_from_source"

Include the install_from_package recipe to install node from packages:

  • include_recipe "nodejs::install_from_package"

Include the npm recipe to install npm:

  • include_recipe "nodejs::npm"


Author:: Marius Ducea ( Author:: Nathan L Smith (

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