malkomalko
8/10/2012 - 11:25 AM

Simple Node.js installation script using the precompiled binary tarballs

Simple Node.js installation script using the precompiled binary tarballs

Starting with node v0.8.6, we're gonna be releasing official binary tarballs of the releases for the most common platform+architecture combos.

Here's a simple script that will install node using a simple curl | tar piping. By default the files will get installed into your HOME directory. Change the PREFIX variable to /usr/local if you're feeling ambitious (note: you may need to run this as root depending on the PREFIX).

#!/bin/sh

VERSION=0.8.6
PLATFORM=darwin
ARCH=x64
PREFIX="$HOME/node-v$VERSION-$PLATFORM-$ARCH"

mkdir -p "$PREFIX" && \
curl http://nodejs.org/dist/v$VERSION/node-v$VERSION-$PLATFORM-$ARCH.tar.gz \
  | tar xzvf - --strip-components=1 -C "$PREFIX"