This article is outdated and may not work correctly for current operating systems or software.
Several tools will be needed. Run the following command:
apt-get install make g++ libssl-dev git
It is recommended to download the source from the node.js website. The git repository source may not be stable, considering it receives changes after the latest mainstream version. To download from the website, run these commands:
cd /tmp wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.32/node-v0.10.32.tar.gz tar -xvf node-v0.10.32.tar.gz cd node-v0.10.32
If you really must use the unstable mainstream version, run the following command:
git clone https://github.com/joyent/node cd node
Upon success, you can proceed to the next step.
Depending on your server, you may want to replace
X with the number of CPUs of your server. If your VPS has
2 virtual CPUs, you would replace
2. This will help speed up the building process.
./configure make -jX
If everything was successful, you can now run the following command to install node js onto your system:
Once it is installed, run
node -v and check the version output. If a version is displayed similar to
v0.10.32 (version will vary), then you then have successfully installed node.js. Congratulations.