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Installing node.js and Npm on CentOS

Installing node.js on CentOS is a bit of a bugger as there are no rpm’s. But there are these very helpful posts:

The first from Lex Sheehan: How to Install Node.js on CentOS

And, because you’ll definitely want npm, the king package management system for node, you will need Python 2.7 – but because you are stuck on CentOS which uses a really crap package management system (yes, yum) that depends on python 2.4 you’ll need this post from Joshua Kehn: Upgrading Python on CentOs