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?
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