newbie here. Raspberry Pi 1 Model B. Raspbian. Had Adafruit WebIDE before.

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ node -v
Segmentation fault

tried to uninstall:

apt-get remove nodejs

and reinstall, without any luck.

I assume it's something about armv6/7 binaries mismatch, right?

failed doing this: http://joshondesign.com/2013/10/23/noderpi

and this aswell: github.com/nodesource/distributions/issues/44

Currently I'm trying the instructions on this blog post: http://stuff.stevenreid.uk/2015/03/22/install-node-js-and-grunt-on-raspbian/ but I'm not sure it's going the right way, and it's taking forever to compile.

Any help appreciated :)

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Eventually I've used a compiled version (node.js v12.02) by Conor O'Neill that applied a patch: http://conoroneill.net/download-compiled-version-of-nodejs-0121-stable-for-raspberry-pi-here

The steps I've made:

wget http://conoroneill.net.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/node-v0.12.2-linux-arm-pi.tar.gz
tar -zxvf node-v0.12.2-linux-arm-pi.tar.gz
cd node-v0.12.2-linux-arm-pi
sudo cp -R * /usr/local/

Then check all is ok by typing:

node -v
npm -v

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