Installing the latest version of Node Js in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Ashok Raja
Technology Specialist
November 17, 2018
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The latest version of Node Js, which is available by default for SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES 12) is 6.x. This version of Node Js is part of “Web and Scripting Module” of SLES. To install the latest version of Node JS, we have to add additional repositories to pull the appropriate Node Js packages.

Installing Node Js in SUSE

If you have installed the default version of Node, then remove that instance before proceeding with installing the recent version. In this article we can see how to install recent version of Node (As of Nov 2018).

Install Node Js 10.x

sudo -i
zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/nodejs/openSUSE_Leap_15.0 node10
zypper refresh
zypper install nodejs10
node -v

Node JS 10

Install Node Js 8.x

sudo -i
zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.0/repo/oss/ node8
zypper refresh
zypper install nodejs8
node -v

Useful commands to manage repos

View All Repos

  zypper lr -u

Remove a Repo

zypper removerepo node10 # - by repo id
zypper removerepo 2 # - by repo index

Disable a Repo

zypper modifyrepo -d node10 # - by repo id
zypper modifyrepo -d 2 # - by repo index

Enable a Repo

zypper modifyrepo -e node10 # - by repo id
zypper modifyrepo -e 2 # - by repo index

Remove a Package

zypper remove nodejs10
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