Install Node on the Raspberry Pi in 5 minutes
Update the OS
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Verify node isn't installed yet. It should print 'command not found'.
Set up the apt-get repo source
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | sudo bash -
Install Node itself
sudo apt-get install nodejs
I then had to log out and log back in to get the path right.
node —version // should print version 0.10.38 or similar
npm —version should print 1.4.28 or similar
sudo node —version should work as well