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 on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 19 (Tricia).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Node.js.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
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 Linux Mint 19
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install build-essential curl
Step 2. Installing Node.js on Linux Mint 19.
- Install Node.js from Linux Mint global repository by typing:
sudo apt install node
Verify the installation:
Next, install npm by using the following command:
sudo apt install npm
Verify the installation of npm:
- Install Node.js from NodeSource Repository.
First, add the NodeSource repository to your system run the following command:
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo bash -
Now install Node.js and npm packages using the following command:
sudo apt install nodejs
Check the version of Node.js and NPM using the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Node.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Node.js in Linux Mint 19 Tricia systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Node.js website.