Making Node.js from source, unable to use node

March 17, 2014 1.5k views
I've tried installing Node.js using the following instructions: cd /opt wget 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!
1 Answer
Make sure the path where you installed it is in your $PATH (typically /usr/local) with the following command:

echo $PATH

If you are unsure, uninstall it:

make uninstall

and follow these instructions:
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