How To Install Node.js on AlmaLinux 8

Install Node.js on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Node.js on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Node.js is a Javascript platform for programming that enables users to build network applications very quickly. It offers users the ability to write websites in JavaScript whose code executes on the server instead of a client’s browser.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Node.js on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for installation for Rocky Linux.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, or Rocky Linux 8
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Node.js on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Node.js on AlmaLinux 8.

  • Install Node.JS from AlmaLinux AppStream Repositories

Now checklist available Node.js streams using the following commands below:

sudo dnf module list nodejs

Output:

[root@idroot.us ~]# sudo dnf module list nodejs
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:16 ago on Sun 25 Apr 2021 01:05:04 AM EST.
AlmaLinux 8.3 - AppStream
Name      Stream    Profiles                                Summary
nodejs    10 [d]    common [d], development, minimal, s2i   Javascript runtime
nodejs    12        common [d], development, minimal, s2i   Javascript runtime
nodejs    14        common [d], development, minimal, s2i   Javascript runtime

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux Modular 8 - x86_64
Name      Stream    Profiles                                Summary
nodejs    13        default, development, minimal           Javascript runtime

Hint: [d]efault, [e]nabled, [x]disabled, [i]nstalled

After that, install Node.js using the following command:

sudo dnf module install nodejs:14

Once successfully installed, you can verify your version of Node.js installed:

[root@idroot.us ~]# node -v
v14.16.0

To check the version of NPM, run:

[root@idroot.us ~]# npm -v
  • Install Node.JS from Nodesource Repositories

Now we get the setup script and run it as shown using curl command:

curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash -

Once done, install Node.JS using the following command below:

sudo dnf install nodejs

Verify the installation of Node.JS:

[root@idroot.us ~]# node -v
[root@idroot.us ~]# npm -v

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Node.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Node.js on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Node.js website.

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