How To Install Yarn on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Yarn on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Yarn on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Yarn is a JavaScript package manager compatible with npm that helps you automate the process of installing, updating, configuring, and removing npm packages. 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 the Yarn package manager on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, 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).
  • A 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 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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 Node.js.

By default, the Node.js is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the NodeSource repository to your Ubuntu system:

wget -qO- https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash

After adding the NodeSource repository to your system, install the Node.js using the Apt package manager:

sudo apt install nodejs

Check the version of NPM (Node Package Manager) using the following command below:

npm -v

Step 3. Installing Yarn on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the Yarn is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install a Yarn to your Ubuntu system:

sudo npm install -g yarn

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Yarn:

yarn --version

Step 3. Usage Yarn.

Once successfully Yarn installed, you can start using Yarn. Here are some of the most common commands you’ll need:

Create a new Yarn project use yarn init:

yarn init idroot_yarn_project

Adding dependency:

yarn add [package_name]

Adding a dependency to different categories of dependencies:

yarn add [package] --dev
yarn add [package] --peer
yarn add [package] --optional

Upgrading dependency:

yarn upgrade [package_name]
yarn upgrade [package_name]@[version_or_tag]

Removing a dependency:

yarn remove [package]

Installing all the dependencies of the project:

yarn

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Yarn. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Yarn package manager on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Yarn website.

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