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Node.js on Kano OS

How to get the latest version of Node.js

This is a tutorial about how to install node.js in KanoOS.

Update the system

Make sure your system is up to date:

sudo apt-get update

Download the package

Rather than installing node.js through apt-get, we are going to look for the latest version. The version on the repo is unfortunately too old: v0.6.19.

Download:

wget http://node-arm.herokuapp.com/node_latest_armhf.deb

You can check the node.js website to see all the different versions.

Install

Install the debian package:

sudo dpkg -i node_latest_armhf.deb

Use it

  • Check the current version: node -v
  • Help: node -h
  • Install npm: sudo apt-get install npm
  • Add external packages: npm install socket.io

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Head of Software at Kano