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install nodejs 6 in fedora 24

asked 2016-05-01 12:35:07 -0500

GMoh gravatar image


i'm tried install nodejs via dnf, but there only stable version 4, i need install new version 5.x or the latest version 6 that become out before 5 days.

can you help me?

Thank you

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answered 2016-10-25 03:54:20 -0500

davidva gravatar image

updated 2016-10-25 04:33:16 -0500

Generally I don't use dnf for install nodejs... reasons? some times different projects needs a new version or a old version; then is a problem for me...

my trick...



tar xJf node-v$nodev-linux-x64.tar.xz -C $HOME

export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/node-v$nodev-$archnode/bin:/usr/bin/

$HOME/node-v$nodev-$archnode/bin/npm install

It is all!


32 bits replace


You can change, any version... example:

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answered 2016-05-01 13:23:52 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

Here is your answer :

NOTE :Please don't use Install Node from the EPEL Repository in Fedora

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Good answer... essentially download from node website and install to usr/local a safe place, with "sudo tar --strip-components 1 -xJvf node-v* -C /usr/local"

ray-foss gravatar imageray-foss ( 2017-05-28 18:03:26 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-05-01 20:37:38 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 22:23:16 -0500

UPDATE: nodejs sig provides Node 6 for F23 and F24 look here:

On devel mailing list, I read that Fedora decided downgrade Nodejs to 4 , on Fedora 24 but you still got builds of Nodejs 5 on koji , you may download package from there [1] .

From package changelog:
Thu Apr 28 2016 - Version 1:4.4.3-1
- Downgrade to the latest LTS release (4.4.3)


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answered 2016-07-18 17:15:52 -0500

voor gravatar image

For anyone who wants to install the Fedora maintained Node 6.3 package, you can install Node 6 from rawhide into a Fedora 24 installation with the following:

sudo dnf install -y fedora-repos-rawhide
sudo dnf install -y --enablerepo rawhide nodejs libuv --best --allowerasing
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Not enough karma to upvote, but I found this to be the best answer.

dhenry gravatar imagedhenry ( 2016-08-16 12:47:05 -0500 )edit

Very very bad idea! Do not mix repo versions, this may break Fedora by accident as it may pull incompatible versions of packages.

ray-foss gravatar imageray-foss ( 2017-05-28 17:57:09 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-05-27 09:35:53 -0500

GMoh gravatar image

Thank you all for answers.

I find easy way to install latest version 6.2.0, by using this script

I just change version to v6.2.0 in first variable, then run sudo sh and installed very well.

Just to let you know

Thank you

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'sudo' and "update-alternatives"; I Am Sorry but isn't a good idea...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-10-25 04:09:46 -0500 )edit

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