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How to build and install node.js on OSX from git clone

How to build and install node.js on OSX from git clone


I cloned the git repo for node.js

I checked out branch v0.4.11 (latest stable)

I built it (./configure && make && sudo make install)

Then I simply copied the binary alone to ~/local/node/bin/ which seems to work

I checked the versions (node -v) which correctly reports 0.4.11

But I don't know if this is the right thing to do, and if I am missing something from my installation process. It runs all my simple server scripts fine, but now I am trying to use NodObjC and am getting errors. I want to be confident that my node.js is installed correctly - and also to understand how it should be set up, what it requires etc... so that I can update it to whatever version I want, using a similar approach in the future.

So my question is... is it correct to simply copy the built binary to the ~/local/node/bin/ folder?

Problem courtesy of: Billy Moon


It turns out that sudo make install should copy the node binary, but was not on my system. Solved by completely removing, then re-installing from scratch according to these instructions.

I had to install NodObjC twice - both times without error before I could use it.

All works now - Happy days...

  • node v0.4.11
  • npm v1.0.27
  • NodObjC v0.0.7
Solution courtesy of: Billy Moon


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