How To Install Yarn on CentOS 8

Install Yarn on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Yarn on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Yarn is an advanced package management tool for Javascript applications mostly used for Node.js applications. Yarn is compatible with npm used for installing, configuring, updating, and removing npm packages. It helps to solve problems with npm like network connectivity issues, speeding up the installation process, etc.

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 Yarn on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8 server.
  • 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 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 Yarn on CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf dnf all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Node.js.

Install Yarn requires installing Node.js on your server, now we install Node.js using the following command:

sudo dnf install @nodejs

Step 3. Installing Yarn on CentOS 8.

Enable the Yarn repository and import the repository’s GPG key:

curl --silent --location https://dl.yarnpkg.com/rpm/yarn.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/yarn.repo
sudo rpm --import https://dl.yarnpkg.com/rpm/pubkey.gpg

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

sudo dnf install yarn

Now, check the Yarn version:

yarn --version

Step 3. Using Yarn.

Create a new Yarn project use yarn init:

yarn init my_yarn_zaskia

Adding dependency:

yarn add [package_name]

Upgrading dependency:

yarn upgrade [package_name]
yarn upgrade [package_name]@[version_or_tag]

To install all the dependencies of an existing project that are specified in the package.json file run:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Yarn. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Yarn on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Yarn 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 idroot.us, 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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