In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Yarn on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Yarn is an advanced package management software for Node.js applications. It was created to solve a set of problems with npm, such as speeding up the packages installation process by parallelizing operations and reducing errors related to network connectivity.
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 Debian 10 (Buster) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- 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).
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 Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Yarn on Debian 10.
We will add the Yarn repository. Run the following commands to import the repository’s GPG key and enable the APT repository:
curl -sS https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list
Next, update the package index and install Yarn using the following command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install yarn
If Node.js is not installed on the Debian system, the command above will install it. If you a using nvm can skip the Node.js installation with:
sudo apt install --no-install-recommends yarn
Verify the installation:
Step 3. Using Yarn.
Create a new Yarn project use yarn init:
yarn init my_yarn_steffanidevy
yarn add [package_name]
yarn upgrade [package_name] yarn upgrade [package_name]@[version_or_tag]
Installing all project dependencies:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Yarn. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest stable version of Yarn on the Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Yarn website.