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-9.0 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP):

  • Download MD5 sum: b41275a018e670947c1950b12f050a2f

  • Download size: 21 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 433 MB (add 33 MB for tests)

  • Estimated build time: 5.3 SBU (using parallelism=4; add 1.3 SBU for tests)



This tarball was created using a BSD version of tar and extracting it with a linux™ version will produce harmless warnings about unknown extended header keywords.

Node.js Dependencies


Python-2.7.16 and Which-2.21



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

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
ln -sf node /usr/share/doc/node-10.16.3

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,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, 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 2019-08-18 13:33:32 -0700