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I am on Ubuntu 20.04. I am trying to install a syllable counting program from source.

Ref: https://github.com/words/syllable

From readme.md

This package is ESM only: Node 12+ is needed to use it and it must be imported instead of required.'' running the command:

$ node --version
v10.19.0

so i try to install a newer version of node but it fails:

~$ curl -fsSL deb.nodesource.com/setup_12.x | sudo -E bash - ## Installing the NodeSource Node.js 12.x repo... ## Populating apt-get cache... + apt-get update E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nodesource.list (Component) E: The list of sources could not be read. Error executing command, exiting – 

any help?!

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    Does this answer your question? Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software?
    – guiverc
    Jan 25, 2022 at 2:56
  • I see nodejs in version 12.22 available for later release(s), but the version you are using is what is supported in Ubuntu repositories for your 20.04 release (ie. 2020-April product).
    – guiverc
    Jan 25, 2022 at 2:57
  • i should be able to update to a newer nodejs from other repos. isn't this right? Jan 25, 2022 at 3:03
  • Wait for answers (as has appeared) from other users.. I don't use nodejs so I won't provide details on fixes there; I answered on the 'why' isn't it there or "already the newest version" part of your question.
    – guiverc
    Jan 25, 2022 at 3:04

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Please open URL: https://github.com/nodesource/distributions/blob/master/README.md#debinstall

For example, to install NodeJS 17+, you can follow the below instructions

# Using Ubuntu
curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_17.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

And given URL containes more helpful information. I would suggest going through it.

Thanks.

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  • mee@mee-Inspiron-3543:~$ curl -fsSL deb.nodesource.com/setup_12.x | sudo -E bash - ## Installing the NodeSource Node.js 12.x repo... ## Populating apt-get cache... + apt-get update E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nodesource.list (Component) E: The list of sources could not be read. Error executing command, exiting Jan 25, 2022 at 3:25
  • @StamatisDiamantopoulos Its a different issue. Generally if you could google, you will figure it out.
    – Raja G
    Jan 25, 2022 at 11:59

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