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If I want to install some specific NodeJS version from the nodejs.org/en/download or nodejs.org/dist website...do I have to take sth. in consideration? As far as I know the raspberrys are based on different processors, but I barely see any version in the /dist which gives me the opportunity to choose the specific processor. I don't think it's fine to pick some random tar.gz file over there.

PS: I tried to download the armv8(tar.xz), but I came across with troubles...

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  • Raspberry Pi 1 has a ARMv6 CPU with Hardware Floating Point.
  • Raspberry Pi 2 has a ARMv7 CPU.
  • Raspberry Pi 3 has a ARMv8 CPU.

I think that Raspbian Linux is still compiled for ARMv6 w/HFP, since that code will run on all three versions of the Pi, so you might need the armv6l version of NodeJS for software compatibility reasons.

  • I tried it right now and it worked :) thank you ! but one more question, what about the /dist? Do I have to pick the pi one? for example nodejs.org/dist/v0.11.11 here – OnlyMyRailgun Jul 31 '17 at 22:01
  • @OnlyMyRailgun The linux-arm-pi is the only arm version listed, so I think it's a safe bet. – Hydraxan14 Jul 31 '17 at 22:05

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