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How to set up node.js on a Raspberry Pi

You will need: Raspberry Pi + Raspbian (HF), the Internet, basic SSH skills.

Estimated duration: 5 minutes

Thanks to the fantastic work of Raspberry Pi forum user nathanjohnson320, installing node.js on a Raspberry Pi is as easy as…pie!


Move into your user (or, wherever your want) folder:

cd ~

Grab a copy of the latest node.js build from Nathan’s Heroku app:

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

For peace of mind: he runs a 4-hourly cron job to rebuild this from the latest stable release as soon as they’re updated.

Install node.js from the .deb file:

sudo dpkg -i node_latest_armhf.deb

Once it’s finished, run the following to check that it’s installed; and to find out what version you’re running:

node -v


Pop over to Nathan’s original post to say thank you.

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