Stupid Question - NodeJS Update/Upgrade 0.10.29->4.1.1
Hi everyone, I am a fresh NodeJS user so please bare with me.
I have NodeBB installed - everything is running,
but I have the fear that I use an old NodeJS version.
When I type node in the console - and process.version I get v0.10.29,
now I want to upgrade this to at least 4.1.1
Now everywhere I see "its so easy to update NodeJS through NPM"
like these commands:
sudo npm cache clean -f
sudo npm install -g n
sudo n stable
Yeah, NodeJS installs in a higher version - but when I do the node process-versions command I get v0.10.29 back and nothing changed.
Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks a lot
Okay what I now have done is replacing the node executable from the /usr/local/n/versions/4.4.1/ folder in the /usr/bin/ folder,
now the process.versions is showing me 4.4.1!
Is this the way it should be? Only replacing the executable and everything is fine? Or did i miss something?
And which NodeJS version do you recommend for NodeBB at the moment? Thanks!
Hello, welcome to NodeBB!
NodeBB will run perfectly fine on node versions as low as 0.10, there is maybe only a very smaller number of third-party plugins that may require node 4.
You have installed a Node Version Manager called
nwhich does indeed make it easy to change node versions.
ndoes this by copying the files from it's directory to
/usr/bin/when you use it's commands. The reason you had to do this manually probably has to do with a permissions issue.
You are running all your commands as
sudo, when none of them should be run with
sudo, this can cause permissions issues and is possibly a security risk. Unfortunately, it may be too late to correct this problem. Next time, check here if you run into any issues when not using sudo.