Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ubuntu/Debian: nodejs package provides nodejs binary and not node binary

Crazy and f*%*%* linux distribution world

/usr/sbin/node: No such file or directory
Someone in Debian (and Ubuntu then) chose to eliminate "node" binary from nodejs package. Now the binary is "nodejs". So, for Eclipse, and some scripts, node does not work although nodejs package is installed!

Well.... the same guy has preferred to create a second package to solve that. The package is "nodejs-legacy".

So, please, poor Debian/Ubuntu user, you need to remember that when you install node:
apt-get install nodejs nodejs-legacy
It is the life.

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