In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Yarn on Debian 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Yarn is an advanced package management software for Node.js applications. It is a fast, secure, and reliable alternative that any other Nodejs package manager.
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 9 (Stretch) server.
Install Yarn on Debian 9 Stretch
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:
apt update apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Yarn on Debian.
First, Yarn repository and import the repository’s GPG key:
curl -sS https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
After importing the key add Yarn APT repository using the following command:
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 using nvm you can avoid the node installation by doing:
sudo apt install --no-install-recommends yarn
Now confirm installation and check the version of Yarn:
Step 3. Using Yarn.
Create a new Yarn project use yarn init:
yarn init my_yarn_meilana
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 Yarn on your Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Yarn website.