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nodejs debian install howto

posted on 2016-06-28 18:40

create dedicated node user

 # add user
 useradd -m -U -G sudo -s /bin/bash nodejs

 # create random password for copy-pasting
 pwgen -A0 16 1

 # set password
 passwd nodejs

install from package management and official script

# change user
su nodejs
# go to homedir
cd

# install
### you could also use for version 4, instead of v6 as we will do
##curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo bash -
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

# back to root
exit

If you just install the nodejs package without executing the script, npm, nodejs's package manager will be missing.

fix user rights

 # remove complete sudo
 deluser nodejs sudo
 # let our user handle node installl stuff
 # `visudo` for editing `/etc/sudoers`, then put in there:
 Cmnd_Alias NODE_CMDS = /usr/bin/npm
 nodejs ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: NODE_CMDS

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