Sometime back, this lack of Node.js RPM packages became a bottleneck for us in our own development and deployment pipeline. So we created Node.js RPMs for Amazon Linux.
We are happy to share our Node.js RPMs with the rest of the Amazon Linux User Community.
We are releasing Node.js packages in a repository called
epll-preview instead of our regular
epll repository. The main reason for this is that we think Node.js RPMs should belong to the Base OS repository rather than in an add-on repository like EPLL. We hope Amazon Linux AMI team will land Node.js RPMs in their repositories soon. Till then, we will support Node.js RPMs in
epll-preview. We will track upstream Node.js project and push security updates / bug fixes as and when they occur.
As a rolling distribution, Amazon Linux provides multiple versions of language runtimes in its repositories. We are also providing multiple versions of Node.js RPMs
nodejs4 for Node.js version 4
nodejs6 for Node.js version 6
Node.js version 4 is the active Long-term Support (LTS) version while version 6 is expected to enter LTS phase from October 2016.
First step is to install
epll-release package. Please see these instructions on our homepage if you haven’t already installed
To install Node.js version 4, you can do
sudo yum --enablerepo=epll-preview -y install nodejs4
To install Node.js version 6, you can do
sudo yum --enablerepo=epll-preview -y install nodejs6
We hope you will enjoy Node.js packages for Amazon Linux. If you need further help, you can contact us on any of our support channels.
Thank you for using Lambda Linux packages and being part of our open-source community.
We would also like to say thank you to NodeSource Inc., for the RPM spec file.