Installing Node.js via package manager

Note: 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.



Arch Linux

Node.js and npm packages are available in the Community Repository.

pacman -S nodejs npm

Debian and Ubuntu based Linux distributions

Also including: Linux Mint, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE), elementaryOS and others.
Node.js is available from the NodeSource Debian and Ubuntu binary distributions repository (formerly Chris Lea's Launchpad PPA). Support for this repository, along with its scripts, can be found on GitHub at nodesource/distributions.
NOTE: If you are using Ubuntu Precise or Debian Wheezy, you might want to read about running Node.js >= 4.x on older distros.

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

Alternatively, for Node.js v5:

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_5.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

Optional: install build tools To compile and install native addons from npm you may also need to install build tools:

sudo apt-get install -y build-essential

Available architectures:

  • i386 (32-bit)
  • amd64 (64-bit)
  • armhf (ARM 32-bit hard-float, ARMv7 and up: arm-linux-gnueabihf)

Supported Ubuntu versions:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
  • Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

Supported Debian versions:

  • Debian 7 (wheezy)
  • Debian 8 / stable (jessie)
  • Debian testing (stretch, aliased to jessie)
  • Debian unstable (sid)

A Node.js package is also available in the official repo for Debian Sid (unstable), Jessie (testing) and Wheezy (wheezy-backports) as "nodejs". It only installs a nodejs binary.
The nodejs-legacy package installs a node symlink that is needed by many modules to build and run correctly.
The Node.js modules available in the distribution official repositories do not need it.
Supported Linux Mint versions:

  • Linux Mint 13 "Maya" (via Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)
  • Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" (via Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
  • Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" (via Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
  • Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" (via Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
  • Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 2 "Betsy" (via Debian 8)

Supported elementary OS versions:

  • elementary OS Luna (via Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)
  • elementary OS Freya (via Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

Supported Trisquel versions:

  • Trisquel 6 "Toutatis" (via Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)
  • Trisquel 7 "Belenos" (via Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

Supported BOSS versions:

  • BOSS 5.0 "Anokha" (via Debian 7)

Enterprise Linux and Fedora

Including Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® / RHEL, CentOS and Fedora.
Node.js is available from the NodeSource Enterprise Linux and Fedora binary distributions repository. Support for this repository, along with its scripts, can be found on GitHub at nodesource/distributions.
Note that the Node.js packages for EL 5 (RHEL5 and CentOS 5) depend on the EPEL repository being available. The setup script will check and provide instructions if it is not installed.
Run as root on RHEL, CentOS or Fedora, for Node.js v4 LTS Argon:

curl --silent --location https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | bash -

Alternatively for Node.js v5:

curl --silent --location https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup_5.x | bash -

Alternatively for Node.js 0.10:

curl --silent --location https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup | bash -

Then install, as root:

yum -y install nodejs

Optional: install build tools To compile and install native addons from npm you may also need to install build tools:

yum install gcc-c++ make

# or: yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'

Available architectures:

  • i386 (32-bit, not available for EL7)
  • x86_64 (64-bit)

Supported Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® versions:

  • RHEL 5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • RHEL 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • RHEL 7 (64-bit)

Supported CentOS versions:

  • CentOS 5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • CentOS 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • CentOS 7 (64-bit)

Supported CloudLinux versions:

  • CloudLinux 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Supported Fedora versions:

  • Fedora 21 (Twenty One) (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Fedora 19 (Schrödinger's Cat) (32-bit and 64-bit)

Other distributions known to be supported:

  • Oracle Linux (mirrors RHEL very closely)
  • Amazon Linux (tested on 2014.03)

Alternatives

Official Fedora Node.js and npm packages are available in Fedora 18 and later. Install with:

sudo yum install nodejs npm

In a hurry for the latest updates? Grab them from updates-testing.
Enterprise Linux (RHEL and CentOS) users may use the Node.js and npm packages from the EPEL repository. Install the appropriate epel-release RPM for your version (found on the EPEL repository homepage), then run:

sudo yum install nodejs npm --enablerepo=epel

In a hurry for the latest updates? Grab them from epel-testing.
Available architectures:

  • i686 (32-bit, not available for EL7)
  • x86_64 (64-bit)
  • armv6hl (Raspberry Pi, Pidora only)
  • armv7hl (32-bit ARM hard-float, ARMv7 and up, Fedora only)

Supported Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® versions:

  • RHEL 6 (i686/x86_64)
  • RHEL 7 (x86_64)

Additionally, versions of CentOS and Scientific Linux corresponding to the above RHEL versions are also officially supported by all EPEL packages, including nodejs. Amazon Linux is not officially supported by EPEL due to significant incompatibilities previously reported to the epel-devel mailing list, however you might find that nodejs at least still works.
Supported Fedora versions:

  • Fedora Rawhide (i686/x86_64/armv7hl)
  • Fedora 21 (i686/x86_64/armv7hl)
  • Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) (i686/x86_64/armv6hl/armv7hl)
  • Fedora 19 (Schrödinger's Cat) (i686/x86_64/armv7hl)

FreeBSD and OpenBSD

Node.js is available through the ports system.

/usr/ports/www/node

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

Gentoo

Node.js is available in the portage tree.

emerge nodejs

NetBSD

Node.js is available in the pkgsrc tree:

cd /usr/pkgsrc/lang/nodejs && make install

Or install a binary package (if available for your platform) using pkgin:

pkgin -y install nodejs

openSUSE and SLE

Download Node.js via openSUSE one-click.
Available RPM packages for: openSUSE 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, Factory and Tumbleweed; SLE 11 (with SP1/SP2/SP3 variations).
Example install on openSUSE 13.1:

sudo zypper ar \
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/nodejs/openSUSE_13.1/ \
Node.js
sudo zypper in nodejs nodejs-devel

OSX

Simply download the Macintosh Installer direct from the nodejs.org web site.

If you want to download the package with bash:

curl "https://nodejs.org/dist/latest/node-${VERSION:-$(wget -qO- https://nodejs.org/dist/latest/ | sed -nE 's|.*>node-(.*)\.pkg</a>.*|\1|p')}.pkg" > "$HOME/Downloads/node-latest.pkg" && sudo installer -store -pkg "$HOME/Downloads/node-latest.pkg" -target "/"

Alternatives

Using Homebrew:

brew install node

Using MacPorts:

port install nodejs

Using pkgsrc:

Install the binary package:

pkgin -y install nodejs

Or build manually from pkgsrc:

cd pkgsrc/lang/nodejs && bmake install

SmartOS and illumos

SmartOS uploads come with pkgsrc pre-installed. On other illumos distributions, first install pkgsrc, then you may install the binary package as normal:

pkgin -y install nodejs

Or build manually from pkgsrc:

cd pkgsrc/lang/nodejs && bmake install

Void Linux

Void Linux ships node.js stable in the main repository.

xbps-install -Sy nodejs

Windows

Simply download the Windows Installer directly from the nodejs.org web site.

Alternatives

Using Chocolatey:

cinst nodejs
# or for full install with npm
cinst nodejs.install

Using Scoop:

scoop install nodejs