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 through the step-by-step installation of Yarn on a CentOS 8 server.

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 | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/yarn.repo
sudo rpm --import

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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