Rafe Hart

Thoughts on security, privacy, and building software.

Installing Node.js on Kali Linux

27 August 2017

Most of the guides I’ve found on how to do this are fairly involved, requiring you to build from source and install without a .dpkg, which is messy if you ever want to change your installation. Installing Node.js is the same as for Debian.

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_12.x | bash -
apt-get install -y nodejs

The package build-essential is required for compiling and installing native packages, but it’s already included in Kali’s base image.

As time moves on, you can see the most up to date Node.js version at https://github.com/nodesource/distributions