Rajeev Kannav Sharma

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13 Jun 2015

Remove old “node” Package to Avoid Conflicts

Linuxbrew is a fork of Homebrew , the Mac OS package manager, for Linux.


  • Ruby 1.8.6 or newer
  • GCC 4.2 or newer
  • 64-bit x86 platform
sudo apt-get install build-essential curl git m4 ruby texinfo libbz2-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libexpat-dev libncurses-dev zlib1g-dev

Install Linuxbrew

Paste at Terminal prompt:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/linuxbrew/go/install)"

Add to your .bashrc or .zshrc:

export PATH="$HOME/.linuxbrew/bin:$PATH"
export MANPATH="$HOME/.linuxbrew/share/man:$MANPATH"
export INFOPATH="$HOME/.linuxbrew/share/info:$INFOPATH"


source ~/.bashrc

update Linuxbrew

Paste at a Terminal prompt:

    brew update
    brew doctor

Install “node” Package

 brew install node

Confirm Installation

node -v # Output should be something like v0.12.4
npm -v  # Output should be something like 2.10.1  
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