Node.js on RPi

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Node.js works on Rapsberry Pi. Currently, it is possible to install Node.js version 0.6 using apt-get. If you want a more recent version, you will need to compile it.

Install Node.js 0.6

Simply call:

apt-get install nodejs

Install latest version of Node.js

Go to and copy the source code download url. In my example:

Create a file called and paste the folloing code:

tar -xzf node-v0.10.2.tar.gz
cd node-v0.10.2
sudo make install

Node that in your case, you may need to change the bold parts according to the version you want

The compilation will run for 1 or 2 hours on RPi. If you are doing that using ssh connection, you may want to install screen: It will allow you to close the ssh connection without killing the conpilation process. See

Those instructions have been tested with Node.js 0.10.2