- These instructions are intended specifically for installing NVM (Node Version Manager) on a single Ubuntu 14.04 LTS node.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step #1: Install a C++ CompilerAs a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:
apt-get updateThe build-essential package should already be installed, however, we’re going still going to include it in our command for installation:
apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev
Step #2: Install NVM (Node Version Manager)Use the following curl command to kick-off the install script:
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.25.0/install.sh | bashAt the time of publication, NVM v0.25.0 was the most recent version available. You should check the GitHub project page for the latest release of NVM, and adjust the above command to include the newest version. For example, if the most recent version was 0.30.2, then your command would be similar to:
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.30.2/install.sh | bashAfter running the above command, you may receive output similar to the following:
Close and reopen your terminal to start using nvmEither do as the output suggests, and close and reopen your terminal session, or run the following command:
Step #3: Verify the InstallationWe can quickly verify that NVM is now installed and working properly with the following command:
nvm --versionWhich in this case would yield a result of:
0.25.0Another very useful command to get you started on node.js management is: