How To Install Yarn on AlmaLinux 8

Install Yarn on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Yarn on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, YARN an acronym for Yet Another Resource Navigator is a fast, stable, and reliable Javascript package manager which is compatible with npm ( Node Package Manager). Yarn helps with the management of npm packages which includes installation, updating, configuration, and removal of packages.

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 Yarn Package Manager on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, and Rocky Linux 8.
  • 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 Yarn on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Node.js on AlmaLinux 8.

Now checklist available Node.js streams using the following commands below:

sudo dnf module list nodejs


[ ~]# sudo dnf module list nodejs
Last metadata expiration check: 0:12:46 ago on Mon 21 Sept 2021 00:05:04 AM EST.
AlmaLinux 8.3 - AppStream
Name      Stream    Profiles                                Summary
nodejs    10 [d]    common [d], development, minimal, s2i   Javascript runtime
nodejs    12        common [d], development, minimal, s2i   Javascript runtime
nodejs    14        common [d], development, minimal, s2i   Javascript runtime

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux Modular 8 - x86_64
Name      Stream    Profiles                                Summary
nodejs    13        default, development, minimal           Javascript runtime

Hint: [d]efault, [e]nabled, [x]disabled, [i]nstalled

After that, install Node.js using the following command:

sudo dnf module install nodejs:14

Once successfully installed, you can verify your version of Node.js installed:

[ ~]# node -v

To check the version of NPM, run:

[ ~]# npm -v

Step 3. Installing Yarn on AlmaLinux 8.

  • Install Yarn using NPM.

Assuming that NPM is already installed, you can then install Yarn on AlmaLinux 8 via npm using the command below:

npm install --global yarn

When the installation is complete, confirm that Yarn is installed by checking its version:

yarn -v
  • Install Yarn from the official repository.

Now enable the Yarn repository using the following command:

curl -sL | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/yarn.repo

Next, add the GPG key:

rpm --import

Once the repository is added, you can install Yarn, by running:

sudo dnf install yarn
  • Install Yarn via install script.

A much simpler way of installing Yarn is by downloading and running an installation script as shown:

curl -o- -L | bash

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Yarn. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Yarn Package Manager on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Yarn website.

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