I am currently running a server running AIX 7.1 and was wondering how I install NodeJS.

I cannot seem to find the apt-get package manager, nor the yum package manager? How do I go about doing this?

  • By the way, Starting with AIX 7.2 has rpm version 4, and yum is also included to help with RPM dependency hell Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 14:13

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AIX isn't Linux, it is a commerial UNIX by IBM. And it probably don't have dpkg (thus apt). AIX does have rpm but no yum until 7.2.

However, Node.JS download page has an installer for AIX on Power Systems. Also, you can always build from source.

  • What commands would I use to execute this, would it be a tar -xzvf node-v14.18.0-aix-ppc64.tar.gz? Once I have extracted all files how do I run them to install? Sorry, I am new to all of this. Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 11:25
  • I don't know about much AIX. smitty install might work. Also read [this] (unix.stackexchange.com/questions/325701/…). If nothing works, decompress the tarball and copy the directories to root directory (contents of bin in /bin and such) or /usr/local/ (if such thing exists in AIX). Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 14:23

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