David Aguilar David Aguilar - 5 months ago 44
Node.js Question

Install Node.js on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying install Node.js on my ubuntu 12.10, but the terminal show me an error about lost packages, I was trying with this:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs npm


But when I came the last line
sudo apt-get install nodejs npm
show me an error:

Failed to install some packages. This may mean that
You requested an impossible situation or if you are using the distribution
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been
been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
nodejs: Conflicts: npm
E: Failed to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


Then I uninstalled the
ppa:chris-lea/node.js
and I was trying a second option:

sudo apt-get install node.js
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs npm


The same error, the terminal says
npm is in last version
but also show me the text I shown in the top. I think the problem is
ppa:chris-lea/node.js
but I don't know how solve it.

Answer

Simply follow the instructions given here:

Example install:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties python g++ make
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs

It installs current stable Node on the current stable Ubuntu. Quantal (12.10) users may need to install the software-properties-common package for the add-apt-repository command to work: sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

As of Node.js v0.10.0, the nodejs package from Chris Lea's repo includes both npm and nodejs-dev.

Don't give sudo apt-get install nodejs npm just sudo apt-get install nodejs

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