Install Node Js Linux Mint

  1. The following commands will install both npm and Node.js. Feel free to omit the nodejs package when applicable, but most distributions will install it automatically as a dependency. To install npm on Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux Mint: $ sudo apt install npm OR $ sudo apt install npm nodejs To install npm on CentOS 8 (and newer), Fedora, and Red Hat.
  2. Aug 11, 2021 Enable snaps on Linux Mint and install node. Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully. Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
  3. Node.js and npm packages are available in the Community Repository. Pacman -S nodejs npm CentOS, Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Node.js is available as a module called nodejs in CentOS/RHEL 8 and Fedora. Dnf module install nodejs: where corresponds to the major version of Node.js. To see a list of available.


To install npm, run the command below: sudo apt-get install npm. After installation, you can check the version of Node.js (note that the executable from the Ubuntu repositories is called nodejs instead of node) nodejs -v. To update Node.js on Ubuntu 18.04 machine either update OS with the command: sudo apt-get update.


Node.js is available in official gentoo portage tree. You have to unmask it.


Node.js is available in official repo for Debian Sid(unstable).

For Debian Squeeze, your best bet is to compile node by yourself (as root):

Linux Mint


Example install:

It installs current stable Node on the current stable ubuntu.

If you want to compile Node C++ modules:

Or configure shell script for install node.js using


Node.js stable repos list.

Available RPM packages for: openSUSE 11.4, 12.1, Factory and Tumbleweed.

Example install on openSUSE 11.4:


Fedora 15, 16 and 17


To install node on Fedora:

RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 5 and 6

To install node on RHEL and friends:

Amazon Linux

First install the repository:

Then install the packages:

Arch Linux

Node.js is available in the Community Repository.

FreeBSD and OpenBSD

Node.js is available through the ports system.


Using a package

Simply download Macintosh Installer.

Using homebrew:

Warning: brew installs are known to be buggy

Using macports:


Using a package

Simply download Windows Installer.

Using chocolatey to install Node:

or for full install with NPM:

First thing you gone over Node.js’s website and tried to download LTS or the Current version and you managed to extract tar.gz file too. You’re okay until you don’t know what you’re about to do with files that you’ve extracted.

I know I was in the same position, no worries it’s not that hard. Let’s download the most recent LTS version of Node.js, it’s 12.13.1 when I was typing this post. If you face with different version, you can download it or get 12.13.1

Let’s be old school and use our terminal, I guess it’s downloaded in your Downloads folder, right? C’mon let’s navigate there and press a few buttons from our keyboards. (shortcut ctrl+alt+t for terminal)

If node.js’s website directs you to tar.xz file, change url with tar.gz.

Install Node.js Linux Mint 17.3

Bonus Content!!
You guys also know you can download it from your terminal using apt? If you’re an Ubuntu user, it cannot be the most recent version, but I know a npm packet called n, it’s great to install any version of node.js you want to!

Ubuntu Install Node Js

If you type “sudo n”, you can navigate between versions 🙂