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-10.1 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP):

  • Download MD5 sum: d511e6953770b3e5f871ff50aafe3de6

  • Download size: 32 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 754 MB (add 29 MB for tests)

  • Estimated build time: 10.0 SBU (using parallelism=4; add 2.7 SBU for tests)

Node.js Dependencies





http-parser 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-libuv                 \
            --shared-openssl               \
            --shared-nghttp2               \
            --shared-zlib                  \
            --with-intl=system-icu         &&

To test the results, issue: make test-only.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
ln -sf node /usr/share/doc/node-14.16.0

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 build a local, minimal icu library).

--shared-{cares,libuv,nghttp2,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: use the system installed library instead of a local copy.


Installed Programs: node, npm, and npx
Installed Library: None
Installed Directories: /usr/include/node, /usr/lib/node_modules/npm, /usr/share/doc/{node,node-14.16.0}, and /usr/share/systemtap/tapset

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 2021-02-26 14:00:35 -0800