Yarn is the fast, reliable, and secure package management system for Nodejs application. it have multiple benefit over the npm. Yarn makes a cache for every package downloaded on your system and reuse when required again. It doesn’t need to download it again and again.
This tutorial provides 3 methods of Yarn installation on Ubuntu 20.04. You can choose one of the below methods as per your choice and system environments.
Before you begin yarn installation, don’t forgot to install Node.js on your system.
1. Install Yarn with PPA
Yarn provides an official repository for the installation on Linux system. Using the PPA, yarn install globally on system. Every system user can access this yarn.
First, import the GPG key to verify the yarn packages before the installation.
curl -sL https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
Then, enable the Yarn package manager repository, type:
echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list
Next, run below commands to install yarn package manager:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install yarn
Once the installation finished, check the installed yarn version
yarn --version 1.22.4
2. Install Yarn with NPM
Yarn package manager also available as npm package. You can install it by running:
npm install -g yarn
The “-g” option will install the yarn globally on your system. So you can access it from any where or any project of your system.
Install Yarn with Script
You can also use the bash script to install yarn provided by the yarn team. The script installed yarn under to users home directory. It means, when you install yarn with this script will accessible to current user only.
To install yarn package manager with script, type:
sudo apt install curl -y curl -o- -L https://yarnpkg.com/install.sh | bash
The installer makes yarn environment configuration in users .bashrc file. You can reload this file to load environment
All done. Yarn has been installed successfully.