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Installing Node.js on a Synology DS411+ (Intel cpu)

Need help installing node.js on an Intel base Synology? Want to install node.js (or do you prefer nodejs or node js)on your intel based Synology like my DS411+ and getting stuck or lost in compile errors after following the ARM based instructions?

Look no further because Synology has provided node.js as a standard package and you can get node.js up and running in 5 minutes!

Just go to the Package Center, choose Utilities and install Node.js

Then ssh'ing to your box, you'll find node and npm available from the commandline.


Now you've installed node.js on your Synology!

Running a node.js app in the background and starting automatically when the Synology starts is a topic I'll cover in another post.
For now, supervisord is probably better than screen to keep a node.js program running in the background.

Word of caution
Place your node apps somewhere else than /root, otherwise they get deleted on the next DSM update!