How To Install Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Yarn is an advanced package management software for Node.js applications. It is a fast, secure, and reliable alternative that any other Nodejs package manager’s.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation R open source programming language on an Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver server.

Install Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

<strong> Step 2. Installing Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

First, Yarn repository and import the repository’s GPG key:

curl -sS | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list

Next, update the package index and install Yarn using following command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install yarn

If using nvm you can avoid the node installation by doing:

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends yarn

Verify the installation:

yarn --version

Step 3. Using Yarn.

Create a new Yarn project use yarn init:

yarn init my_yarn_wpcademy

Adding dependency:

yarn add [package_name]

Upgrading dependency:

yarn upgrade [package_name]
yarn upgrade [package_name]@[version_or_tag]

Installing all project dependencies:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Yarn. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Yarn on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Yarn web site.

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