Install enduro.js (Node.js) on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

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This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install enduro.js on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and 18.10 systems.

These are the packages we’re going to be setting up.

  • Ruby version 2.5.3
  • Node.js 8

Step 1: Install Ruby

To install Ruby on Ubuntu, you’ll need  to install some dependencies. To make that happen, install Node.js and Yarn repositories. This will make installing the dependencies easier.

First install these curl and git packages.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install curl git

Than run the commands below to add Node.js and Yarn repositories and keys to your system. Then install some core packages to get your environment going.

curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
curl -sS | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs yarn zlib1g-dev build-essential libpq-dev libssl-dev libreadline-dev libyaml-dev libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev software-properties-common libffi-dev

When you’re done. continue below:

After adding the repositories and installing necessary packages above, install Ruby with your local profile settings using rbenv. you’ll then use rbenv to install ruby-build.

cd ~/
git clone ~/.rbenv
echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.bashrc
exec $SHELL

git clone ~/.rbenv/plugins/ruby-build
echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/plugins/ruby-build/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc
exec $SHELL

After setting up your local profile. run the commands below to install Ruby version 2.5.3. If a newer version is available, replace the version number to that. visit this site to find out Ruby latest versions.

rbenv install 2.5.3
rbenv global 2.5.3

To verify that Ruby is installed, run the commands below:

ruby -v

You should see similar lines as below:

ruby 2.5.3p105 (2018-10-18 revision 65156) [x86_64-linux]

The steps above install Ruby on Ubuntu. Continue below to installing enduro.js.

Step 2: Install Node.js

Now that Ruby environment is set up, run the commands below to install Node.js. Run the commands below to install Node.js repository, then install Node.js package.

curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

Now that Node.js is installed, run the commands below to install enduro.js.

Step 3: Install enduro.js

Now that your environment is ready, run the commands below to install enduro.js globally and begin building your projects. The next command will create a new project folder called enduro in your home directory.

You can name it whatever you like.

sudo npm install enduro -g
cd ~/
enduro create enduro

After creating the project folder, change into it and start the server from there.

cd enduro
enduro start

After a while, necessary packages should be installed and configured, ready to use.

If you run into issues above, you can also clone the project from Github.

git clone enduro

Then change into enduro and run the commands below

sudo npm link
sudo npm install
enduro start

Now open your browser and browse to the hostname follow by port # 5000

To create an admin user, run the commands below

enduro admin add admin admin_password


You should see enduro.js home page.

enduro Ubuntu setup


enduro Ubuntu setup

Congratulation! You have successfully installed enduro.js platform on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

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