Getting latest node.js to run on UDOO

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Getting latest node.js to run on UDOO

Postby jfey » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:19 pm

Since someone here in our team asked me how i did it i'll answer right here in the forum in case this is of interest for more node fans:

The best way (at least for me) to get the latest version of node.js running on a fresh new UDOO (Ubuntu 11.x) has been:

1.) Download the sources from the node.js site:
An alternative is to download the pre-compiled binaries here:

2.) Unzip the source package and cd into it

3.) Compile and install with (i am not root user usually)

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./configure --without-snapshot
sudo make install

The make step should take around 40 minutes (Quad UDOO).

4.) The new node and npm binaries are waiting for you in /usr/local/bin/node and /usr/local/bin/npm.
If /usr/local/bin is not yet in your path just add it to your .profile

5,.) Check if you got the latest and greatest version:

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node --version

Should pass back : v0.10.22 (currently)

6.) Done && Coffee && add some requires to your new code.


If someomne is interested in another topic called Angular.JS and/or Meteor:

We have been succesful installing the plain Yeoman toolset (including grunt, bower) but trying to add Angular.JS to the story via
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yo angular
came back with compiling errors. So no luck so far - but it it obvious that an AngularJS app should be done and run on the client- which should not be the UDOO.

The Meteor story is different: Meteor needs to run on the client and the server. Unfortunately Meteor does not support ARM currently.

If anyone has more luck with both frameworks, please let us know :-)


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Re: Getting latest node.js to run on UDOO

Postby Lifeboat_Jim » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:21 pm

Thanks Juergen

That is a very useful guide to accompany Phuh's node.js UDOO library detailed at viewtopic.php?f=8&t=391
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Re: Getting latest node.js to run on UDOO

Postby Rickor » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:24 pm

when a problem with install node.js

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sudo apt-get install git-core python libssl-dev build-essential
git clone git:// node && cd node
git checkout v0.10.22
./configure --without-snapshot
make        (it will take some time - 40min)
sudo make install

without git checkout v0.10.22 installed the last 0.11.11-pre and "npm install serialport" runs not with "pre" versions.
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Re: Getting latest node.js to run on UDOO

Postby aterocana » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:38 pm

After cloning the repository, checking out to v0.10.26 (currently the last one), and executing the other commands Node isn't working. If I execute `node -v` it correctly answer with "0.10.26" but if I run `node` I can't access to the node console. Also npm seems it doesn't work. Any advice?
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Re: Getting latest node.js to run on UDOO

Postby Capstan » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:35 pm

I didn't bother to compile, I just downloaded the zip file ( and unzipped it. The binaries are working for me, I get the node console, can run node.js programs, and npm works.

node --version reports v0.10.21
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Re: Getting latest node.js to run on UDOO

Postby aterocana » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:21 am

If I compile after a checkout to version 0.10.22 it actually works. I think there's a problem with 0.10.26 and arm because I don't have any issue on a 64bit Arch Linux on my computer. I didn't try with any of 23, 24 or 25.
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