How To Install Node.js on openSUSE

Install Node.js on openSUSE

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Node.js on openSUSE. Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment that allows developers to execute JavaScript code outside a web browser. Built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine, Node.js employs an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model, making it lightweight and efficient. It is particularly well-suited for scalable network applications and real-time web applications. Complementing it is NPM (Node Package Manager), a package manager for Node.js that serves as a marketplace for developers to share and reuse code.

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 the Node.js on openSUSE.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: openSUSE.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • You will need access to the terminal to execute commands. openSUSE provides the Terminal application for this purpose. It can be found in your Applications menu.
  • You’ll need an active internet connection to download Node.js and its dependencies.
  • You have access to a user account with sudo or root privileges.

Install Node.js on openSUSE

Step 1. Firstly, we need to ensure that our openSUSE system is up-to-date. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or by searching for ‘terminal’ in the application menu. Once the terminal is open, execute the following command to update the system:

sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper update

Step 2. Installing Node.js on openSUSE.

To install Node.js, use the command:

sudo zypper install nodejs14

Replace ’14’ with your desired version number. This command will download and install Node.js onto your system.

After the installation is complete, you can verify it by checking the version of Node.js installed. This can be done using the command:

node -v

To enhance the development experience, some additional Node.js tools can be installed:

sudo zypper install npm
sudo npm install -g n
sudo n latest

This will install the latest npm package manager and the n module for easy Node.js version management.

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

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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