This post looks how it’s best to install Node with
Ideally, Node could be installed with
$ apt-get install nodejs, but the node in
apt-get is not up to date, hence the preferred tool is nvm, Node Version Manager.
Few packages are needed for the installation process:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev
Then grab the nvm install script:
$ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.7.0/install.sh | sh
That command will also run it.
exit your box and log back in, or source the
$ source ~/.profile
The latest Node version can be queried with the nvm tool we just installed:
$ nvm ls-remote
It spews out a long list of Node version, the last one is the latest, at the moment it seems to be
v0.11.14. Now it’s extremely easy to get Node installed:
$ nvm install 0.11.14
That’s pretty much it.
If getting the following error when trying to install a package via
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/express npm ERR! Error: failed to fetch from registry: express npm ERR! at /usr/share/npm/lib/utils/npm-registry-client/get.js:139:12 npm ERR! at cb (/usr/share/npm/lib/utils/npm-registry-client/request.js:31:9) npm ERR! at Request._callback (/usr/share/npm/lib/utils/npm-registry-client/request.js:136:18) npm ERR! at Request.callback (/usr/lib/nodejs/request/main.js:119:22) npm ERR! at Request.<anonymous> (/usr/lib/nodejs/request/main.js:212:58) npm ERR! at Request.emit (events.js:88:20) npm ERR! at ClientRequest.<anonymous> (/usr/lib/nodejs/request/main.js:412:12) npm ERR! at ClientRequest.emit (events.js:67:17) npm ERR! at HTTPParser.onIncoming (http.js:1261:11) npm ERR! at HTTPParser.onHeadersComplete (http.js:102:31) npm ERR! You may report this log at: npm ERR! <http://bugs.debian.org/npm> npm ERR! or use npm ERR! reportbug --attach /var/log/npm-debug.log npm npm ERR! npm ERR! System Linux 3.8.0-29-generic npm ERR! command "node" "/usr/bin/npm" "install" "-g" "express" npm ERR! cwd /var/log npm ERR! node -v v0.6.12 npm ERR! npm -v 1.1.4 npm ERR! message failed to fetch from registry: express npm ERR! npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in: npm ERR! /var/log/npm-debug.log npm not ok
It might be that Node was installed via
apt-get, and the
apt-get version of Node is most certainly out of date and can't locate the registry.
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