How To Install Node.js on Manjaro 20

Install Node.js on Manjaro 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Node.js on Manjaro 20. 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 the step-by-step installation of Node.js on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro 20.
  • 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.
  • 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 Manjaro 20 Nibia

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:

sudo pacman -Syu

Step 2. Installing Node.js on Manjaro 20.

  • Install Node.js from the AUR:
sudo pacaur -S nvm

Then, on your terminal:

echo 'source /usr/share/nvm/' >> ~/.bashrc
exec $SHELL

Let’s install the latest from the 9 series:

nvm install 9
node -v #v9.8.0
npm -v #5.6.0

Next, add the Yarn package manager globally:

npm install -g yarn

We need to add Yarn’s binary to our $PATH in ~/.bashrc:

echo 'export PATH=$PATH:~/.yarn/bin' >> ~/.bashrc
  • Install Node.js using Snap:

Now run the following to install Snap packages:

sudo pacman -S snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

To install Node.js, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install node --classic

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

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