I was able to install Node.JS 0.12.5 on my Edison. You can find the steps I followed on Re: [HELP] I'm having trouble updating to node 0.12.5. The process is indeed long however I got no error messages. Why don't you give it a shot?
Thank you Peter. I will give this a shot!
I find that very odd. Is it possible that you are running out of space (on the internal memory)? I actually downloaded it to the root file and ran all the process there. I'm not sure if it should make a difference, but you could try it and see if it does. As I said, I find this very strange since I was able to install it without an issue.
Thanks for the help! I tried to follow the mass-storage commands and its not allowing me to mount /update
root@green:~# mount /dev/loop0 /update
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so.
No way I wish it's highly annoying. Any tips would amazing from Intel.
Version 0.12.7 is available in AlexT's repo. If you haven't configured it yet, you can find the instructions on how to do it in Edison Package Repo Configuration Instructions.
I've tried to install later versions however all them have failed, so I'd suggest you to use this version.
Yeah but its still ultra old... Node is at stable v5.0.0 now. Thanks for the response though i do appreciate it and if you get anymore details please let me know!
Any updated guides out there?
I am about to embark on this journey using node.js v5.5.0
Very late to the game, but this solution works well for me! We are installing the linux-x86 version of node. So far I have been able to run large scale projects without running into any issues.
// remove existing version of node
$ opkg remove nodejs --force-depends
// let's go to /bin
$ cd /bin
// create node build folder and move into it
$ mkdir node && cd node
// download the version of node you'd like (just replace the version number)
// full list here Previous Releases | Node.js
// make sure to select the `linux-x86`
// unzip and delete zip
$ tar -xvf node-v5.0.0-linux-x86.tar.gz
$ rm node-v5.0.0-linux-x86.tar.gz
// move everything out of the folder
$ mv node-v5.0.0-linux-x86/* .
$ rm -r node-v5.0.0-linux-x86
// add the new version of node to the $PATH so we can run `npm` and `node`
Should be good to go – I'm open to any ideas for a better solution!