How to Install Node.js in RHEL 8

Node.js is a lightweight and powerful JavaScript run-time environment platform which is based on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine and it is used to create scalable network applications.

In this article, we will guide you on how to install the latest version of Node.js in RHEL 8 Linux distribution.


  1. RHEL 8 with Minimal Installation
  2. RHEL 8 with RedHat Subscription Enabled
  3. RHEL 8 with Static IP Address
  4. How to Setup a Developer Workstation in RHEL 8

Installing Node.js on RHEL 8

1. To install the latest version of Node.js, you need to install development tools such as make, git, gcc on your system using the following dnf command.

# dnf groupinstall "Development Tools" 
Install Development Tools on RHEL 8
Install Development Tools on RHEL 8

2. Next, check the available Node.js package contained in the Application Stream Repository using the following command.

# dnf module list nodejs
Check Node.js Module
Check Node.js Modules

3. Next, install the default Node.js module by running the following command.

# dnf module install nodejs
# dnf install @nodejs 
Install Node.js on RHEL 8
Install Node.js on RHEL 8

If you are a developer, you can use the development profile to install the libraries that enable you to build dynamically loadable modules, as follows:

# dnf module install nodejs/development

4. To install a minimal set of Node.js packages, run the following command.

# dnf module install nodejs/minimal

5. Once you have installed Node.js on your system, use the following commands to check the version and location of the nodejs.

# node -v
# npm -v 
# which node 
# which npm 
Verify Node.js Installation
Verify Node.js Installation

If you are new to Node.js, the following guides should get you started with learning and using it for application development:

  1. How to Write Your First Node.js App in Linux
  2. 14 Best NodeJS Frameworks for Developers in 2019
  3. How to Configure Nginx as Reverse Proxy for Nodejs App
  4. How to Install PM2 to Run Node.js Apps on Production Server

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