How to install Nodejs LTS on any Linux distro

Written on 13 June 2016

1.Choose Nodejs version
Go to https://nodejs.org/dist/ and choose a version to fit with your needs.
Such as for deploy Ghost, we need Node v4.2.x so download v4.2.5 can make Ghost work.

uname -m  

*If i686 download x86.tar.gz tar
If x86_64 download x64.tag.gz
*

$ cd /tmp/
$ curl -o node.tar.gz https://nodejs.org/dist/v4.2.5/node-v4.2.5-linux-x86.tar.gz

2. Install nodejs

$ tar --strip-components 1  -xzf /tmp/node.tar.gz -C /usr/local

3. Test

$ node -v
$ npm -v

If your see these result it mean you done right

$ node -v
v4.2.5  
$ npm -v
2.14.12

If you dont fail or don't want to do above step
Use Auto Setup Nodejs LTS on any Linux distro in 12 seconds.

Happy deploying :)

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