In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Yarn on Ubuntu 20.04 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 the step-by-step installation of Yarn on an Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Yarn on Ubuntu 20.04.
Now we enable the official Yarn repository also import the repository 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
Then, you will install Yarn on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS using the following command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install yarn
Verify Yarn installation:
Step 3. Using Yarn.
Create a new Yarn project use yarn init:
yarn init my_yarn_project
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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Yarn website.