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My environment is a little different. I updated from 14.04 to 16.04 to 18.04.

My desktop PC 18.04 has npm installed.

$ npm -version
3.5.2

# nodejs -v
v8.10.0

# apt install npm 

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies: npm : Depends: node-gyp (>= 0.10.9) but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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Ubuntu Server 18.04 Node.js and npm install

sudo apt remove --purge nodejs npm
sudo apt clean
sudo apt autoclean
sudo apt install -f
sudo apt autoremove

Find the latest version at https://github.com/nodesource/distributions#debinstall Latest version 10.x now

sudo apt install curl
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
curl -sL https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install yarn

npm -version
6.1.0
nodejs -v
v10.7.0
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    The part of sudo apt-key add- should be sudo apt-key add - with a little space after add word. – Syed Abidur Rahman Oct 27 '18 at 18:20
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    For me this installs nodejs, but npm is still missing. – Fabien Snauwaert Dec 20 '18 at 20:47

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