I have installed nodejs using sudo apt-get install nodejs. This installed version 0.10.32 but I want to install version 0.10.15. I already tried this command

sudo apt-get install nodejs=0.10.15-1chl1~precise1

which returned

E: Version '0.10.15-1chl1~precise1' for 'nodejs' was not found

I also tried sudo apt-get install nodejs=0.10.15

my Ubuntu version is 14.10 and I'm trying to install through the PPA.

Is there any solution guys... ?

  • The syntax for specifying version is sudo apt-get install nodejs=version, but the version has to be available. What version of Ubuntu are you on? Are you using a PPA?
    – muru
    Sep 25, 2014 at 9:23
  • I am excuting this command sudo apt-get install nodejs=0.10.15-1chl1~precise1 and getting error E: Version '0.10.15-1chl1~precise1' for 'nodejs' was not found also tried sudo apt-get install nodejs=0.10.15 Sep 25, 2014 at 9:25
  • my ubuntu version is 14.10 PPA is added Sep 25, 2014 at 9:27
  • 14.10 is not supported here yet. And it seems that version is not available for you via apt. Compile from source.
    – muru
    Sep 25, 2014 at 9:30
  • You have any command or guide to compile it ...!!! Sep 25, 2014 at 9:32

1 Answer 1


You can find the particular release you need here


a given release dir typically lists these :

node-v0.10.15-darwin-x64.tar.gz                    25-Jul-2013 23:59 
node-v0.10.15-darwin-x86.tar.gz                    25-Jul-2013 23:59 
node-v0.10.15-linux-arm-pi.tar.gz                  12-Aug-2013 20:52 
node-v0.10.15-linux-x64.tar.gz                     25-Jul-2013 23:59
node-v0.10.15-sunos-x64.tar.gz                     25-Jul-2013 23:59
node-v0.10.15-sunos-x86.tar.gz                     25-Jul-2013 23:59
node-v0.10.15-x86.msi                              25-Jul-2013 23:59
node-v0.10.15.pkg                                  25-Jul-2013 23:59
node-v0.10.15.tar.gz                               25-Jul-2013 23:59

notice various OS specific pre-compiled versions and the source code :


which mentions no OS ... pick either way (binary or source) ... either way you will need to setup environment variables

today let's compile the source code ... expand tarball :

tar xvf node-v0.10.15.tar.gz
cd node-v0.10.15

before compiling do you want to use sudo to install npm packages later ... or do you prefer to avoid being root and just issue commands as yourself ... if yourself then this works :

# export NODE_PARENT=/usr/local/bin/nodejs  # use this ONLY if you MUST install as root (sudo)
export NODE_PARENT=${HOME}/node-v5.0.0      # Recommended - owned by you NOT root

either way you need these two as well

export PATH=${NODE_PARENT}/bin:${PATH}
export NODE_PATH=${NODE_PARENT}/lib/node_modules

now once above env vars are defined and active in current shell issue

./configure --prefix=${NODE_PARENT}
make install

Done ... verify by issuing

node --version

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