How to Install Node Version Manager on Ubuntu

August 29, 2019 Justin Palmer

In this video and accompanying article, we will detail how to install NVM (Node Version Manager) on multiple versions of Ubuntu - 12.04 LTS through 18.04 LTS.

The installation instructions are identical for each distro; noting this, we will be running these command in tandem to save you time in review as we will list the commands we use below:

We will be logged into all four LTS versions of Ubuntu including 12.04, 14.04, 16.04 and 18.04 as the root user.
[root@host ~]# apt-get update -y
[root@host ~]# apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev -y
[root@host ~]# curl -o- | bash [root@host ~]# source ~/.profile
[root@host ~]# nvm --version

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