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Node.js: Notes on Install and Upgrade on Ubuntu

To install Node.js, first install the below prerequisite and add the node.js repository. # sudo apt-get install python-software-properties # sudo apt-add-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js Now install Node.js and npm (the Node Packet Manager).# sudo apt-get update # sudo apt-get install nodejs npmThats it. Your Node.js is ready. Test by running the below command.# node -vv0.6.18Node.js stable releases are done quite frequently. To upgrade run,# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get upgrade nodejs npm You could also use the Ubuntu Update Manager to do the update.If you are the kind who prefers to directly build from the sources then,# cd <directory># sudo wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.6.18/node-v0.6.18.tar.gz# sudo tar -zxf node-v0.6.18.tar.gz # cd node-v0.6.18 # sudo ./configure # sudo make # sudo make install # node -v v0.6.18The latest version was v0.6.18 at the time of writing this post.For other platforms, installation is simple. See the Node.js installation web page.