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Compile and install receipe for ubuntu

Install first for ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev curl git-core

Compile the required node version and put in global reach:

# install nodejs from Github (replace 0.8.9 with required version)
git clone git://github.com/joyent/node.git node0.8.9
cd node0.8.9
git checkout v0.8.9
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/node0.8.9
make
sudo make install
cd ..

Add nodejs.sh script to /etc/profile.d

# set PATH so it includes nodejs bin
export PATH="/usr/local/node/bin":"${PATH}"

Link /usr/local/node to correct version:

sudo ln -s /usr/local/node0.8.9 /usr/local/node

Adding/changing /etc/sudoers.d/secure_path:

Defaults  secure_path=/usr/local/node/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin

(BTW users capable to use sudo need to have the sudo group in their group list!!)

Install node-inspector for debugging:

# install node-inspector from NPM repository
npm install node-inspector -g
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