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How to Upgrade and update Nodejs via NPM Centos 6

kevinmel2000 profile image Teddy Zugana Updated on ・1 min read

Steps to Upgrade Node.Js and install

install latest depedency

yum install gcc gcc-c++ make
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make sure already install node js

yum install epel-release
yum install nodejs
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Lets first check our Centos 6.x VPS’s GLIBCXX versions for compatible version

strings /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6 | grep GLIBC
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Current NodeJs Version – First check current nodejs version on your system using following command. In my case it is v0.10.48

node -v 

v0.10.48
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Clean Cache Forcefully – Now clean all npm cache from your system forcefully.

sudo npm cache clean -f 
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you can bypass https using below commands:

npm config set strict-ssl false

or set the registry URL from https or http like below:

npm config set registry="http://registry.npmjs.org/"

Install n Module – After cleaning all cache from your system, now install n modules using npm command.

sudo npm install -g n 
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Install Nodejs – Let’s install or update latest nodejs version on your system using n module.

sudo n stable 
or 
sudo n [version.number]
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Setup Binary Link – Now link your node binary with latest nodejs installed binary file using following command.

sudo ln -sf /usr/local/n/versions/node/11.8.0/bin/node /usr/bin/node
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Check Nodejs Version – Finally recheck your nodejs version. You will find that it showing latest version on your system.

node -v 

5.4.0
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