How to install Node.js in Fedora 17

Update: NodeJS is now part of Fedora as a stable package; so all you need to do to install it is:

$ yum install nodejs

Node currently is begin added/implemented on Fedora 18 and will be part of Fedora 19. If you want to try it out this may work for you:

sudo yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install nodejs

Besides that, I'm the kind of guy who doesn't like to get involved with experimental stuff or mess with my os regular install (and i currently have F17 on my notebook and work pc), so this is what i did:

First make sure you have a few devel packages that you'll need:

$ sudo yum install openssl-devel.i686 gcc gcc-c++

Download the source files (you can get the lastest version link from Node's homepage)

$ wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.8.18/node-v0.8.18.tar.gz

Once it finish, zunip and compile it (it may take a while depending on your computer)

$ tar zxvf node-v0.8.18.tar.gz

$ cd node-v0.8.18

$ ./configure

$ make

$ sudo make install

After that you can start using node!:

$ node -v

v0.8.18 

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