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Steps to install nodejs on Raspberry Pi B+ (armv6)

Steps to install nodejs v6.2 on Raspberry Pi B+ (armv6)

cd ~
wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v6.2.1/node-v6.2.1-linux-armv6l.tar.gz
tar -xzf node-v6.2.1-linux-armv6l.tar.gz
node-v6.2.1-linux-armv6l/bin/node -v

The last command should print v6.2.1.

Now you can copy it to /usr/local

cd node-v6.2.1-linux-armv6l/
sudo cp -R * /usr/local/

For testing add /usr/local/bin to your path

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin
node -v
npm -v

This should print 6.2.1 and 3.9.3 for the versions of nodejs and npm. If you need a different version, just pick the one you like from the downloads.

Don't forget to add the PATH to your .bashrc to make it permanent.

To find the correct architecture, you can type uname -m

#Source http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/48313

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NoobTracker commented Aug 3, 2021

Is it possible to get the version 14+ running on arm6?

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PaulMerk commented Oct 6, 2021

working on Raspi B3:
https://nodejs.org/dist/v16.10.0/node-v16.10.0-linux-armv7l.tar.xz

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vandernorth commented Sep 17, 2022

For Pi Zero W with arm6l this v16.17.0 worked for me.
wget https://unofficial-builds.nodejs.org/download/release/v16.17.0/node-v16.17.0-linux-armv6l.tar.gz

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