In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Node.js on Debian 10. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
Install Node.js on Debian
Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Install Node.js on Debian 10.
- Installing Node.js from the official Debian 10 package repository with the following command:
sudo apt install nodejs
One the installation is completed, verify it by typing:
# nodejs --version v10.15.2
- Installing Node.js and npm using NVM:
curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.34.0/install.sh | bash
The installation script clones the nvm repository from Github to the ~/.nvm directory and adds the nvm path to your Bash or ZSH profile:
... export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm" [ -s "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" # This loads nvm [ -s "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" # This loads nvm bash_completion
Check nvm version and confirm installation typing:
Now install Node.js by using the following command:
nvm install node
Verify Node.js installation by typing:
Step 3. Uninstalling Node.js.
If for some reasons you want to uninstall Node.js and npm packages, use the following command:
sudo apt remove nodejs npm
Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure Node.js on Debian 10 Buster. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.