Installing Node.js via package manager

Note: The packages on this page are maintained and supported by their respective packagers, not the Node.js core team. Please report any issues you encounter to the package maintainer. If it turns out your issue is a bug in Node.js itself, the maintainer will report the issue upstream.


Android support is still experimental in Node.js, so precompiled binaries are not yet provided by Node.js developers.

However, there are some third-party solutions. For example, Termux community provides terminal emulator and Linux environment for Android, as well as own package manager and extensive collection of many precompiled applications. This command in Termux app will install the last available Node.js version:

pkg install nodejs

Currently, Termux Node.js binaries are linked against system-icu (depending on libicu package).

Arch Linux

Node.js and npm packages are available in the Community Repository.

pacman -S nodejs npm

Debian and Ubuntu based Linux distributions, Enterprise Linux/Fedora and Snap packages

Node.js binary distributions are available from NodeSource.


The most recent release of Node.js is available via the www/node port.

Install a binary package via pkg:

pkg install node

Or compile it on your own using ports:

cd /usr/ports/www/node && make install


Node.js is available in the portage tree.

emerge nodejs


LTS versions of Node.js are available from IBM, and are available via the 'yum' package manager. The package name is nodejs followed by the major version number (for instance, nodejs8, nodejs10, nodejs12, etc)

To install Node.js 12.x from the command line, run the following as a user with *ALLOBJ special authority:

yum install nodejs12

Node.js can also be installed with the IBM i Access Client Solutions product. See this support document for more details


Node.js is available in the pkgsrc tree:

cd /usr/pkgsrc/lang/nodejs && make install

Or install a binary package (if available for your platform) using pkgin:

pkgin -y install nodejs


Node Version Manager is a bash script used to manage multiple released Node.js versions. It allows you to perform operations like install, uninstall, switch version, etc. To install nvm, use this install script.

On Unix / OS X systems Node.js built from source can be installed using nvm by installing into the location that nvm expects:

env VERSION=`python tools/` make install DESTDIR=`nvm_version_path v$VERSION` PREFIX=""

After this you can use nvm to switch between released versions and versions built from source. For example, if the version of Node.js is v8.0.0-pre:

nvm use 8

Once the official release is out you will want to uninstall the version built from source:

nvm uninstall 8


Node.js is available through the ports system.


Using pkg_add on OpenBSD:

pkg_add node

openSUSE and SLE

Node.js is available in the main repositories under the following packages:

For example, to install Node.js 4.x on openSUSE Leap 42.2, run the following as root:

zypper install nodejs4


Simply download the macOS Installer directly from the web site.

If you want to download the package with bash:

curl "${VERSION:-$(wget -qO- | sed -nE 's|.*>node-(.*)\.pkg</a>.*|\1|p')}.pkg" > "$HOME/Downloads/node-latest.pkg" && sudo installer -store -pkg "$HOME/Downloads/node-latest.pkg" -target "/"


Using Homebrew:

brew install node

Using MacPorts:

port install nodejs<major version>

# Example
port install nodejs7

Using pkgsrc:

Install the binary package:

pkgin -y install nodejs

Or build manually from pkgsrc:

cd pkgsrc/lang/nodejs && bmake install

SmartOS and illumos

SmartOS images come with pkgsrc pre-installed. On other illumos distributions, first install pkgsrc, then you may install the binary package as normal:

pkgin -y install nodejs

Or build manually from pkgsrc:

cd pkgsrc/lang/nodejs && bmake install


Solus provides Node.js in its main repository.

sudo eopkg install nodejs

Void Linux

Void Linux ships Node.js stable in the main repository.

xbps-install -Sy nodejs


Simply download the Windows Installer directly from the web site.


Using Chocolatey:

cinst nodejs
# or for full install with npm
cinst nodejs.install

Using Scoop:

scoop install nodejs
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