In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of upgrading Node.js to version 10.14 or higher on an Ubuntu 18.04 system. This involves removing any broken Personal Package Archives (PPAs), updating your package lists, and installing Node.js using the NodeSource repository.
To upgrade Node.js to version 10.14 or higher on Ubuntu 18.04, you need to remove any broken PPAs, update and upgrade your packages, and install Node.js using the NodeSource repository.
Before we begin, ensure you have
curl installed on your system. If not, you can install it using the following command:
sudo apt-get install curl
Removing Broken PPAs
The first step is to remove any broken PPAs that might be causing 404 errors. PPAs are repositories that provide software packages not included in Ubuntu’s default set. Here, we are removing two PPAs:
pipelight/stable. To do this, open a terminal and run the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ehoover/compholio sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:pipelight/stable
add-apt-repository --remove command removes the specified PPA from your system.
Updating and Upgrading Packages
Next, update the package lists for upgrades and new package installations. This ensures you have the latest updates from all your repositories. Run the following command:
sudo apt-get update
Then, upgrade the existing packages on your system:
sudo apt-get upgrade
apt-get upgrade command installs the newest versions of all packages currently installed on your system.
Installing Node.js 10.x
Now, we will install Node.js using the NodeSource repository. NodeSource is a trusted source for Node.js binary distributions. Run the following command:
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo -E bash -
curl -sL command fetches the setup script from the NodeSource repository. The
-s option silences curl’s progress output, and the
-L option tells curl to follow redirects. The
| sudo -E bash - part pipes the fetched script to bash for execution.
Finally, install Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager):
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
-y option automatically answers ‘yes’ to the prompts during the installation.
Verifying the Installation
To ensure that Node.js and npm are installed correctly, check their versions:
node -v npm -v
-v option displays the version of Node.js and npm installed on your system.
If everything went well, you should see the version of Node.js as 10.14 or higher and npm as per the latest release.
Congratulations! You have successfully upgraded Node.js to version 10.14 or higher on your Ubuntu 18.04 system. This will allow you to leverage the latest features and improvements in Node.js for your development work.
If you encounter any issues during the upgrade process, you can refer to the official Node.js documentation or ask for help in the Node.js community.
Yes, you can upgrade Node.js to version 10.14 or higher on Ubuntu 18.04 by following the steps outlined in this tutorial.
Removing broken PPAs is necessary to avoid any conflicts or errors during the upgrade process. Broken PPAs can cause 404 errors and interfere with the installation of new packages.
Updating and upgrading packages ensures that you have the latest updates and security patches for your system. It also ensures that any dependencies required by Node.js are up to date.
The NodeSource repository is a trusted source for Node.js binary distributions. It provides the latest versions of Node.js and ensures a reliable installation process.
You can verify the installation by running
node -v to check the version of Node.js and
npm -v to check the version of npm. If the versions are displayed correctly, it means that Node.js and npm are installed successfully.
If you encounter any issues during the upgrade process, you can refer to the official Node.js documentation or seek help from the Node.js community. They can provide guidance and assistance in troubleshooting any problems you may encounter.