A Script to update Node.js to the latest version
As you may be aware, io.js and Node.js have merged into one project once again. While this is good news for the community, it also means that those of us using a bash script to update io.js to the latest version (like myself) need to find another method to stay up to date.
I found nvm, but I found it really didn't work with my current setup on my server. I took a look at the iojs-update script I found online that I've been using, and I found that it wasn't too tough to reconfigure for Node.js. Now that it's working, I thought that I'd post here so that you can use it too. I'm using it with Ubuntu 15.04, but it should work with any Debian based system.
I've forgotton the original author's name, but if you post in the comments, I'll credit you appropriately in this post.
Here's a link to the gist: https://gist.github.com/sbrl/48e6423f2e97462149ef
If you just want to download and run it, here's a command to download it to your
~/bin folder and execute it:
cd ~/bin && curl -OL https://gist.github.com/sbrl/48e6423f2e97462149ef/raw/9bf780f8685634dbaae6e0a229d2ad551f3323ed/node-update && chmod +x node-update && sudo ./node-update
If someone knows of an up to date ppa, I'll gladly use that instead.
I hope this helps someone out!