Gustavo Munoz shows us how to update the BeagleBone Black Angstrom Node.js version.
Hi everybody. I have a BeagleBone Black board at home, and recently I have had a problem trying to update the Node.js version that is installed in the Angstrom distribution that comes preinstalled in the board. Well, in reality there are two problems:
- There is no permanent clock inside the board, so every time you restar the board, the time in it is before the current time, and this cause all kind of conflicts with updates, new installations, SSL certificates…
- There is no python compiler and other dependencies are missing, so it’s impossible to install a new Node.js version.
In order to solve these problems we need to connect to the board, for example using “ssh”, and we need to install what is missing.
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