How To Install Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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 an Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver server.

Install Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

First, Yarn repository and import the repository’s GPG key:

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 below:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install yarn

If using nvm you can avoid the node installation by doing:

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends yarn

Verify the installation:

yarn --version

Step 3. Using Yarn on Ubuntu.

Create a new Yarn project use yarn init:

yarn init my_yarn_idroot

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 Yarn on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Yarn website.

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