NVM & Node.js - Recommended install for all users


Question

is there a recommended install for nvm so all users can use it? i cannot find anything on the web regarding this.

this is what i did

  • installed nvm in a common directory
  • put the nvm.sh script locationin .profile for all users
  • created a nvm/alias directory (nvm complains if this is not here for other users)

then each user must either run "nvm use " or put it in their profile by default

not sure if there is a better way?

thanks

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7/18/2012 1:44:13 PM

Here is what I did:

  1. Installed nvm in /opt/nvm as root. Seemed like an appropriate location.

    # git clone git@github.com:creationix/nvm.git /opt/nvm
    
  2. Created the directory /usr/local/nvm. This is where the downloads will go ($NVM_DIR)

    # mkdir /usr/local/nvm
    
  3. Create the directory /usr/local/node. This is where the NPM global stuff will go:

    # mkdir /usr/local/node
    
  4. Created a file called nvm.sh in /etc/profile.d with the following contents:

    export NVM_DIR=/usr/local/nvm
    source /opt/nvm/nvm.sh
    
    export NPM_CONFIG_PREFIX=/usr/local/node
    export PATH="/usr/local/node/bin:$PATH"
    
  5. Re-login to a shell session, then set the default node version.

    # nvm install 0.10
    # nvm alias default 0.10
    

The node binaries should now be in the PATH for all users the next time you login to a shell session. NPM will install global things to the /usr/local/node prefix.

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4/29/2014 2:45:42 AM

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