Recently, I wanted to deploy a node.js project on Google Cloud Platform(GCP) Compute Engine VM Instance. The project is written on AdonisJS. An elegant Node.js framework that takes developers’ happiness a top priority.
The Adonis version I used for the project was the preview version recently released and it requires node v14.* and NPM 6.13.* But my instance, pre-installed NPM 6.14 and node 8.13. So, looking at the node version, you definitely know the deployment won’t work.
This was the reason I had to find a way to upgrade the node version pre-installed to the latest version which is v14 as the time of writing this post.
Let’s get started
If you don’t like
curl ... | sudo bash -then you can follow this manual instructions.
Open your terminal and copy paste the commands below:
Installation on Ubuntu
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
Installation on Debian
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
Note: If you don’t have curl installed, you might need to install it first.Important action
If everything went well, you can type the command below to verify the upgrade.
You should see something this.
Congrats. You’ve successfully upgraded the node version on your unix machine.
If you encounter any issue while following these steps, kindly drop a comment at the comment section below.