Install latest version of node to use without sudo

Explains the steps I followed to install node from source on Ubuntu server.

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Ensure we can build/curl

// Update package manager
sudo apt-get update

// Install compiler
sudo apt-get install build-essential

// Get curl
sudo apt-get install curl

Install node and npm

// Add ~/local/bin to your path
echo 'export PATH=$HOME/local/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc

// Create two new directories
mkdir ~/local ~/node-latest-install

// Download and untar nodejs in latest install folder
cd ~/node-latest-install
curl | tar xz --strip-components=1

// Start installation limited to local user
./configure --prefix=~/local
make install

// Download npm
curl | sh