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 the Yarn on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 and Debian 11.
- 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 11 Bullseye
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 Node.js.
We recommend you install the Node.js v16.x and npm version that comes with Node.js:
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash -
Then, run the command below to install Node.js 16.x and npm:
sudo apt install nodejs
Step 3. Installing Yarn on Debian 11.
The Yarn package is available in 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, run the following command to install Yarn to your system:
sudo apt update sudo apt install yarn
Check the installed version with the following command:
Step 4. Using Yarn on Debian Bullseye.
Create a new folder for the new project. For example
Next, access the folder and start the yarn project:
cd project yarn init
In the next step you can use the following command to add a package as a dependency to your project:
yarn add [package]
Or specify a specific version:
yarn add [package]@[version]
To install all dependencies:
yarn yarn install
Finally, you can access all the Yarn commands by consulting the help:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Yarn. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Yarn on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Yarn website.