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How To Install Node.js on Fedora 37

Install Node.js on Fedora 37

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Node.js on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, Node.js is a powerful and flexible runtime environment for building scalable, efficient, and high-performance network applications. With its event-driven, non-blocking I/O model and a large community of developers, Node.js has become a popular choice for building web applications, real-time applications, and API servers.

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 the step-by-step installation of Node.js 18 on a Fedora 37.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Node.js.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Fedora 37

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Node.js on Fedora 37.

  • Method 1: Installing Node.js using NodeSource.

By default, the Node.js package doesn’t come in the default repository of Fedora 37. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of the Node.js script installer from the official page to your Fedora system:

curl -sL https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup_18.x | sudo bash -

Once the repository is added, run the commands below to install Node.js 18:

sudo dnf install gcc-c++ make nodejs

Verify that Node.js is installed correctly by running the following command:

node -v
  • Method 2: Installing Node.js using NVM.

NVM (Node Version Manager) is a popular tool for installing and managing Node.js on Linux systems. It allows you to install multiple versions of Node.js on the same system and switch between them easily.

You can install NVM by running the following command:

curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.39.0/install.sh | bash

Once you have installed NVM, you can use it to install the desired version of Node.js. You can list all available versions of Node.js using the following command:

nvm ls-remote

You can install the latest version of Node.js using the following command:

nvm install node

After the installation, you can verify the installed version of Node.js using the following command:

node -v

Step 3. Configure Node.js.

Once installing Node.js and npm, you can start building applications using JavaScript on the server side. Node.js provides a set of built-in modules for common operations such as file system access, networking, and HTTP requests. Additionally, there are thousands of open-source libraries and packages available on npm that can be used to extend the functionality of Node.js.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Node.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Node.js on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Node.js website.

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r00t

r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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