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How to install Nodejs on Ubuntu/CentOs by Full instruction?

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    Default How to install Nodejs on Ubuntu/CentOs by Full instruction?

    The first question is what node help for magento? And the answer is it doesn't help anything for magento, it 's just a platform/compiler what we need for some server tools. Sometimes you want to open a port and listen and return a very quick data then nodejs is the best way to do.

    Let 's focus to the main part of the article for how to install nodejs.

    Installing Node.js via package manager

    The packages on this page are maintained and supported by their respective packagers, not the node.js core team. Please report any issues you encounter to the package maintainer. If it turns out your issue is a bug in node.js itself, the maintainer will report the issue upstream.


    Node.js is available in the portage tree.

    # emerge nodejs

    Debian, LMDE

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

    For Debian Wheezy, you have two options:

    Build from source

    sudo apt-get install python g++ make checkinstall
    mkdir ~/src && cd $_
    wget -N
    tar xzvf node-latest.tar.gz && cd node-v 
    checkinstall -y --install=no --pkgversion 0.10.24 # Replace with current version number.
    sudo dpkg -i node_


    sudo dpkg -r node


    Alternatively, you can install nodejs from wheezy-backports. If you rely on having node as an executable, install nodejs-legacy as well.

    If you need npm as well, you can get it through the installer

    curl | sudo sh

    Ubuntu, Mint, elementary OS

    At Least from Ubuntu 12.04, an old version (0.6.x) of Node is in the standard repository. To install, just run:

    sudo apt-get install nodejs

    Obtaining a recent version of Node or installing on older Ubuntu and other apt-based distributions may require a few extra steps. Example install:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties python g++ make
    sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/node.js
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nodejs
    It installs current stable Node on the current stable Ubuntu. Quantal (12.10) users may need to install the software-properties-commonpackage for the add-apt-repository command to work: sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

    As of Node.js v0.10.0, the nodejs package from Chris Lea's repo includes both npm and nodejs-dev.

    There is a naming conflict with the node package (Amateur Packet Radio Node Program), and the nodejs binary has been renamed fromnode to nodejs. You'll need to symlink /usr/bin/node to /usr/bin/nodejs or you could uninstall the Amateur Packet Radio Node Program to avoid that conflict.

    openSUSE & SLE

    Node.js stable repos list. Also node.js is available in openSUSE:Factory repository.

    Available RPM packages for: openSUSE 11.4, 12.1, Factory and Tumbleweed; SLE 11 (with SP1 and SP2 variations).

    Example install on openSUSE 12.1:

    sudo zypper ar NodeJSBuildService 
    sudo zypper in nodejs nodejs-devel


    Node.js and npm are available in Fedora 18 and later. Just use your favorite graphical package manager or run this on a terminal to install both npm and node:

    sudo yum install npm

    RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6

    Node.js and npm are available from the Fedora Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. If you haven't already done so, firstenable EPEL.

    To check if you have EPEL, run

    yum repolist

    if you don't see epel, download it (At the time of this writing, the last version is 6.8.)

    curl -O

    then install it

    sudo rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

    And then run the following command to install node and npm:

    sudo yum install npm --enablerepo=epel

    Arch Linux

    Node.js is available in the Community Repository.

    pacman -S nodejs

    FreeBSD and OpenBSD

    Node.js is available through the ports system.


    Development versions are also available using ports

    cd /usr/ports/www/node-devel/ && make install clean

    or packages on FreeBSD

    pkg_add -r node-devel

    Using pkg-ng on FreeBSD

    pkg install node

    or the development versions

    pkg install node-devel


    Using a package

    Simply download Macintosh Installer.

    Using homebrew:

    brew install node

    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

    Using Scoop to install Node:

    scoop install nodejs

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    Thanks a lot mate, i just started with web development and i was looking for a solution where i can install Nodejs on an Nginx server. Finally, i got the answer i was looking for. Just one more thing, can you tell me how exactly can i make Nodejs work with caching?


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