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How To Install Node.js on Fedora 39

Install Node.js on Fedora 39

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Node.js on Fedora 39. Node.js, a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine, is renowned for its efficiency and scalability in building server-side and networking applications. Its non-blocking I/O model and event-driven architecture have made it a favorite among developers for crafting real-time applications.

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 the Node.js on a Fedora 39.


Before diving into the installation process, let’s ensure that you have everything you need:

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 39.
  • 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).
  • You’ll need an active internet connection to download Node.js and its dependencies.
  • 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 39

Step 1. Before delving into the installation, ensure your Fedora 39 system is updated. Open the terminal and execute:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Install Development Tools.

Node.js often requires development tools to build native add-ons. Install them with:

sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools'

Step 3. Installing Node.js on Fedora 39.

Before installing Node.js, it’s prudent to verify if it’s already present. Execute the following command:

node -v

If a version number is displayed, Node.js is installed. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

To get the latest Node.js version, you’ll want to add the NodeSource repository to your system. First, download the NodeSource installation script using curl:

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

This command will fetch the script and execute it, setting up the repository.

With the repository in place, you can now install Node.js with DNF:

sudo dnf install nodejs

This command will not only install Node.js but also npm, the package manager for Node.js. It’s a crucial component for managing your Node.js packages.

To verify that Node.js and npm have been successfully installed, you can check their versions using the following commands:

node -v
npm -v

Step 4. Troubleshooting and Tips.

Addressing Common Installation Issues

  • Permission Errors: If encountered, use sudo before the installation commands to execute them with administrative privileges.
  • Dependency Conflicts: Ensure all system dependencies are updated to prevent conflicts during installation.

Best Practices for Installation

  • Regularly update Fedora 39 using sudo dnf update to maintain system stability.
  • Explore Node.js documentation for advanced configurations and modules.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Node.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Node.js on your Fedora 39 system. For additional Apache or useful information, we recommend you check the official Node.js website.

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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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