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Installing Node.js and npm
Fedora 18 and later
Look for the
npm packages in your favorite graphical package manager, or run this:
sudo yum install nodejs npm
Can't wait for the latest and greatest version of node? Grab it from updates-testing.
RHEL 6 and friends
Node.js and npm are currently available from the [EPEL|Fedora Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL)]] testing repository. If you haven't already done so, enable EPEL, then run this as
yum --enablerepo=epel-testing install nodejs npm
Installing Node.js Libraries and Programs
There are a bunch of cool Node.js libraries and programs already available in Fedora. Check out Node.js packager Jamie Nguyen's recent blog post listing some of these awesome packages. If that's not enough, the npm registry contains over 20,000 libraries and programs, all available under free and open source licenses.
Installing npm packages via yum
Know the npm package name and want to install it with yum? Just do this:
sudo yum install 'npm(package-name)'
For instance, to install
express, a popular web application framework, run:
sudo yum install 'npm(express)'
Using modules installed via yum
npm link. For instance:
npm link express
Please note that you cannot just
require() modules without explicitly linking them, and this is by design. For more information, see [I installed something globally, but I can't
require() it in the npm FAQ].
If you really want this behavior, you can set
$NODE_PATH as follows:
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