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).
- 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).
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 -
sudo apt install nodejs
Let’s check and verify the installed version: