How To Install Yarn on Debian 11

Install Yarn on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Yarn on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Yarn is a package manager for JavaScript that runs on Node.js, allowing developers to manage their application dependencies. 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 the Yarn on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

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:

yarn --version

Step 4. Using Yarn on Debian Bullseye.

Create a new folder for the new project. For example myproject.

mkdir myproject

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:

yarn 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.

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