How To Install Node.js on Linux Mint 21

Install Node.js on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Node.js on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Node.js is a back-end JavaScript runtime environment that is open-source, cross-platform, runs on the V8 engine, and executes JavaScript code outside of a web browser. It is available on various platforms such as Linux, Windows, Unix, and macOS.

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 Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • 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).
  • 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 Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

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 software-properties-common apt-transport-https ca-certificates gnupg2 curl build-essential

Step 2. Installing Node.js on Linux Mint 21.

  • Install Node.Js using NodeSource Repository.

By default, Node.js is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the NodeSource PPA repository to your system using the following command:

### Node.js 18 ###
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_18.x | sudo -E bash -

### Node.js 16 ###
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash -

### Node.js 14 ###
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash -

After adding the NodeSource repository, now install Node.js. The command will also install NPM (Node Package Manager) which is a Javascript package manager:

sudo apt install nodejs

Let’s check and verify the installed version:

node -v

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Node.js. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Node.js JavaScript runtime on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Node.js website.

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