How To Install Yarn on Debian 10

Install Yarn on Debian 10

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 through the step-by-step installation of Yarn on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.

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:

yarn --version

Step 3. Using Yarn.

Create a new Yarn project use yarn init:

yarn init my_yarn_steffanidevy

Adding dependency:

yarn add [package_name]

Upgrading dependency:

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

Installing all project dependencies:

yarn

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.

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