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.
- 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).
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, 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:
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:
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
yarn add [package_name]
Adding a dependency to different categories of dependencies:
yarn add [package] --dev yarn add [package] --peer yarn add [package] --optional
yarn upgrade [package_name] yarn upgrade [package_name]@[version_or_tag]
Removing a dependency:
yarn remove [package]
Installing all the dependencies of the project:
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.