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How to install Node.js 19 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Periodically, I check my site analytics to see which posts are getting the most traffic. It never ceases to amaze me at how many posts documenting older versions of Ubuntu, as far back as 16.04 LTS, still receive regular traffic. While they may not be evergreen forever, there’s something to […]

SSH into server with broken or missing shell

I did the unthinkable the other day. I attempted to upgrade my Debian home server (sherver) from Debian 10 to 11. In doing so, I fat fingered something in /etc/apt/sources.list. I then proceeded to run the usual update and upgrade commands, not paying any attention to any output. Then I […]

How to install Node.js 18 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

It’s that time of year again, for not just a new version of Node.js, but for a new version of Ubuntu as well! Sadly though, my preferred method of installing Node.js on Ubuntu isn’t quite ready for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. That’s okay though, I don’t like to upgrade to a […]

How to restart an AWS ECS service

Docker containers are easily one of my favorite pieces of new technology of the last decade. They’ve immensely simplified how I work locally, no more virtual machines, no more trying to keep my local development environment and production servers in parity, and no need for command-line sloths like nvm. They’ve […]

How to hide Nginx server headers on Ubuntu

Nginx is a fantastic web server choice, but it tends to be a bit too mouthy by default for my taste. By mouthy, I mean that out of the box, Nginx gives up a bit too much information about itself, the operating system it’s running on, and if you’re running […]

How to install Node.js 17.x on Ubuntu LTS

As All Hallows Eve approaches, we are greeted with a brand new “current” release of Node.js, version 17. For those out there are aren’t aware of how Node.js releases work, even numbered releases eventually get promoted to long-term support (LTS) status, while odd numbered releases, will not. They are effectively […]

How to kill a query on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Coming from MySQL / MariaDB, I was surprised that I couldn’t kill a query on an Amazon’s Relational Database Service or Amazon Aurora with the kill command. Fortunately, the functionality isn’t omitted, it’ just buried under some AWS RDS specific command. Before we go over that, let’s go over how […]

How to install Node.js 16 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Ubuntu tends to drop a new version of their April release shortly after a new version of Node.js drops. Every other year, this Ubuntu release is a long-term support release, which has a longer shelf life in terms of support and maintenance compared to their interim releases. True to form […]

How to install Node.js v15.x on Ubuntu

New Ubuntu and Node.js versions released recently. While neither is a long-term service (LTS) release, they still represent the best that both parties have to offer. Even though Ubuntu 20.10 is here, it’s still shipping with an older version of Node.js, v12.x to be exact. If you’re like me, you […]

How to set Redis max memory usage

Redis is one of my favorite data stores. The multitude of data types makes it flexible enough to serve as a simple caching layer (replacing Memcached) or as a full-blown RDBMS replacement if you’re willing to jump through a few hoops. Because Redis is an in-memory data store, it’s limited […]

The repository does not have a Release file on older Ubuntu releases

Recently I working on some posts on how to upgrade to Node v14.x on a variety of different versions of Debian and Ubuntu. The big gotcha came with trying to get things running on versions of Ubuntu that were at end of life and no longer receiving security updates. The […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Debian and Ubuntu

Big week for both the Node.js universe and the Ubuntu universe. Node.js version 14.x dropped on Tuesday the 21st with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS coming in hot on Thursday the 23rd. Both releases are important because they are both long term support releases. Node.js v14.x isn’t currently LTS, but it will […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

The latest and greatest long term service release of Ubuntu is here and there’s no reason that you shouldn’t get to enjoy the latest and greatest (soon to be) long term service release of Node.js as well. Follow these quick and easy steps to install Node.js v14.x on your shiney […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Ubuntu 19.10

Even though Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is right around the corner, that doesn’t mean you’re going to jump right on it. If you’re waiting for that first point release but still want to harness the power of the latest and greatest version of Node.js, you can follow these quick and easy […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Ubuntu 19.04

Just because you’re a couple of versions behind the current Ubuntu release doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get to take advantage of the latest version of Node.js. Follow these quick and easy steps to install Node.js v14.x on your Ubuntu 19.04 system.<h2 id="getting-started">Getting started</h2> Before we can install Node.js we need […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Ubuntu 18.10

You know your Ubuntu system is a bit behind, but who has time for system upgrades? Any why should that stop you from being able to use the latest version of Node.js? Turns out, it doesn’t, and by following these quick and easy steps you can run Node.js v14.x on […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu LTS releases are built for the long haul and even with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS right around the corner, it may be a while before you upgrade your system. No reason you should be stuck with an older version of Node.js the whole time. Follow these quick and easy steps […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Ubuntu 17.10

While technically at end of life, if you’re stuck on the older Ubuntu 17.10, you can still enjoy the latest version of Node.js. Follow these quick and easy steps to get Node Version Manager and Node.js v14.x installed on your Ubuntu 17.10 system.<h2 id="getting-started">Getting started</h2> Before we can install Node […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Ubuntu 17.04

Even though you should be considering upgrading this interim release of Ubuntu, you can still leverage the latest version of Node.js to squeak just a bit more life out of it. Follow these quick and easy steps to install Node Version Manager and Node.js v14.x on your EOL Ubuntu 17.04 […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Ubuntu 16.10

You consider 2016 to be “your year” so you’ve been reluctant to upgrade from the last version of Ubuntu released that year. Even though it’s well past end of life as an interim release, you can still run the latest version of Node.js. Follow these quick and easy steps to […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

While not quite at end of life, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is still working hard for some of us. Even on an aging workhorse, you can leverage the power of the latest and greatest version of Node.js. Follow these quick and easy steps to get Node.js v14.x up and running on […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Debian Testing

You’re living life very close to the bleeding edge on Debian Testing, no reason to not run the latest version of Node.js. Follow these quick and easy steps to install Node.js v14.x on your Debian Testing system.<h2 id="getting-started">Getting started</h2> Before we can install Node.js we need to ensure that we […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Debian Sid

You’re right on the bleeding edge of Debian, why not be on the bleeding edge with Node.js? Follow these quick and easy steps to get Node.js v14.x up and running on your Debian Sid / Unstable system.<h2 id="getting-started">Getting started</h2> Before we can install Node.js we need to ensure that we […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Debian 9

Just because you haven’t made the jump to Debian 10 yet, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the power of the latest and greatest version of Node.js. Follow these quick and easy steps and you’ll be running Node.js v14 on Debian 9 in no time!<h2 id="getting-started">Getting started</h2> Before we can install […]

How to install Node.js v14.x on Debian 8

Debian 8 still has some long term support life left in it. While you’re deciding on when to schedule your upgrade to Debian 9 or 10, why not give the latest version of Node.js a try? Follow these quick and easy steps to install Node.js v14.x on your aging Debian […]