How To Install Node.js on Linux Mint 19

Install Node.js on Linux Mint 19

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Node.js on Linux Mint 19. 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. If you are using Javascript on both the front-end and the back-end, it means your development can be much more consistent and be designed within the same system.

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 a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.

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 these 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:

node --version

Next, install npm by using the following command:

sudo apt install npm

Verify the installation of npm:

npm --version
  • Install Node.js from NodeSource Repository.

First, add NodeSource repository on your system run the following command:

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo bash -

Now install Node.js and npm package using the following command:

sudo apt install nodejs

Check the version of Node.js and NPM using the following command:

node --version
npm --version

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 to check the official Node.js website.

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