This tutorial will guide you through the very quick process of installing NodeJS 16 on Ubuntu 20.04. By default, the highest version of NodeJS you can install on Ubuntu 20.04 is 10.09.
Step 1 - Add NodeSource PPA
This command will add PPA sources required to be able to install NodeJS 16 on your Ubuntu 20.04 installation:
curl -s https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo bash
When complete, you will see a confirmation that looks like this:
Step 2 - Install NodeJS 16
Now that the PPA source has been added, we can install NodeJS 16 on our Ubuntu 20.04 installation. Run the following command:
Once the installation is complete, we're ready to confirm the version installed.
Step 3 - Confirm the installed version of NodeJS
Finally, let's confirm the installed version. Run the following command:
You should get an output similar to the one show below. If you do, you've successfully installed NodeJS 16 on Ubuntu 20.04.
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