2012/01/24

Installing Node.js for the third time

I think this is the third time I want to use node.js in a different computer and I **always** get stuck in the same place.
I know there are several "How do I install node.js" tutorials, blogs, etc.
Here is what it worked for me:

  • In theory you install node using brew: brew install node (or brew upgrade node to upgrade current node installation) and then npm : curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh.
    curl https://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh

  • But in practice, At least me, I always get permission errors, link errors, it looks pretty bad. It is because I need to set adjust my permissions first : sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local.

  • Then, If you got: "Error: The linking step did not complete successfully." finish node installation with brew link node.

  • Now installing npm should work flawless too: curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh

Hope it helps... :)

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