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Making Node.js from source, unable to use node

  • Posted March 17, 2014

I’ve tried installing Node.js using the following instructions:

cd /opt

wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.26/node-v0.10.26.tar.gz

cd node-v0.10.26

./configure

make

make install

However, once the installation has completed (and with no errors at that), I’m unable to run “node --version”. I’m currently running on Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and have tried multiple ways to install Node.js that all result in the same issue. Could it be a PATH issue, or something else? I’m new to Node.js, and would love to learn any tips or tricks that you may have.

Thanks in advance!

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Make sure the path where you installed it is in your $PATH (typically /usr/local) with the following command: <br> <br>echo $PATH <br> <br>If you are unsure, uninstall it: <br> <br>make uninstall <br> <br>and follow these instructions: <br> <br> <br>https://github.com/joyent/node/wiki/Installing-Node.js-via-package-manager#build-from-source