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'.

node —version

Set up the apt-get repo source

curl -sL | 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

That's it!

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Posted October 23rd, 2013

Tagged: node raspberrypi