I understand that apt is NOT the regular way

I see 3 options:

  1. download and run an opaque script from the nodejs sites
  2. umake (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-make)
  3. asdf (https://asdf-vm.com/)

I'd like to take a look at the Tryton web client (named Sao) and nodejs is a requirement

How am I supposed to get that ?

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    Does this answer your question? How do I install the latest version of node.js? (sudo snap install node --classic --channel version/stable where you replace version with a 1-digit or 2-digit version number)
    – karel
    Sep 28, 2021 at 7:52
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    @karel Amazingly, this answer is still valid after 10 years.
    – Jos
    Sep 28, 2021 at 8:21
  • did snap exist 10 years ago ? Wow Sep 28, 2021 at 8:50

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It's a matter of preference, but generally I'd use the Node Version Manager nvm because it facilitates side-by-side installations (and easy de-installations) of major Node versions.

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