In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing Yarn on CentOS 8.
The installation procedure is relatively identical to other CentOS vesions, as well as Fedora and RHEL distributions.
Before we start, make sure that you have the following:
- A CentOS 8 server with a sudo-enabled user.
- Access to a terminal
- User privileges: root or non-root user with sudo privileges
Step 1: Update Your System
Before we begin, let's make sure that our system is up to date. Open a terminal window and run the following command:
sudo yum clean all && sudo yum -y update
This command will update the package list and upgrade any outdated packages on your system.
Step 2: Install Node.js
Yarn is built on top of Node.js, so you'll need to install it before you can install Yarn. Run the following command to install Node.js:
curl --silent --location https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup_12.x | sudo bash -
Install the Node.js package by typing:
sudo yum install nodejs
Step 3: Install Yarn
Now that we have Node.js installed, we can install Yarn. There are two ways to install Yarn on CentOS 7: using the official Yarn repository, or using npm.
Option 1: Installing Yarn from the Official Repository
To install Yarn from the official repository, run the following commands:
curl --silent --location https://dl.yarnpkg.com/rpm/yarn.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/yarn.repo
Next, add the GPG key using rpm command.
sudo rpm --import https://dl.yarnpkg.com/rpm/pubkey.gpg
Then simply run this command to install Yarn:
sudo yum install yarn
Option 2: Installing Yarn using npm
If you prefer to install Yarn using npm, you can run the following command:
sudo npm install -g yarn
This will install Yarn globally on your system.
Step 4: Path Setup (Optional)
If Yarn is not found in your PATH, follow these steps to add it and allow it to be run from anywhere.
Note: your profile may be in your
- Add this to your profile:
export PATH="$PATH:/opt/yarn-[version]/bin"(the path may vary depending on where you extracted Yarn to)
- In the terminal, log in and log out for the changes to take effect
Step 5: Verify the Installation
Once the installation is complete, you can verify Yarn's version with the following command:
This command will output the version of Yarn installed on your system.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Yarn on your CentOS 8 system. You can now use Yarn to manage dependencies in your Node.js projects. If you are new to Yarn, check out our beginner's guide to Yarn to learn more about this powerful tool.