Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· benjaminrh

Setting up Node.js on Ubuntu

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 on a new hard drive I bought. One of the first things I do when installing a new system is setting up my development environment, which I'm very happy to say now includes Node.js. I've had a few problems getting Node.js, MongoDB, and some dependencies set up previously, but this time I used the <s>Rock Solid Node.js Platform on Ubuntu</s> script, which worked perfectly!

It has a couple of simple options you can set, whether you want to use apt-get or aptitude, and you can choose to include MongoDB and/or Redis. Then just copy the code from the "get link for my script" button into the terminal, and about a minute later you're up and running.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the original site was taken down.

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Why not just install node from package?

over 1 year ago ·

@dpashkevich It's not the latest version.

over 1 year ago ·

that link?

over 1 year ago ·

Huh. The original site seems to have disappeared. That's a shame. Thanks for noticing!

over 1 year ago ·