Introduction to Node.js

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.2 platform.

Package Information

Node.js Dependencies





http-parser, libuv, and npm (an internal copy of npm will be installed if not present)

User Notes:

Installation of Node.js

Build Node.js by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr                  \
            --shared-cares                 \
            --shared-openssl               \
            --shared-zlib                  \
            --with-intl=system-icu         &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
ln -sf node /usr/share/doc/node-9.8.0

Command Explanations

--with-intl=system-icu: use the system version of icu. Other values are full-icu (to build a local, full icu library) and small-icu (to to build a local, minimal icu library).

--shared-{cares,openssl,zlib}: use the system installed libraries instead of local copies.

--without-npm: do not build npm (use if you'd like to build a separate npm later).

--shared-{http-parser,libuv}: use the system installed libraries instead of local copies.


Installed Programs: node, npm, and npx
Installed Library: None
Installed Directories: /usr/include/node/ and /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/

Short Descriptions


is the server-side JavaScript runtime.


is the Node.js package manager.


is the installation root for Node.js executables and libraries.

Last updated on 2018-03-15 15:37:31 -0500