Trying to install Node.js on Linux instance. Erroring....

hi guys

We're using an Amazon Linux instance. I've tried installing Node.js onto it using the recommendation here: (

So I tried this command:

sudo curl --silent --location | bash -

This is what the output is:

## Inspecting system...

+ rpm -q --whatprovides redhat-release || rpm -q --whatprovides centos-release || rpm -q --whatprovides cloudlinux-release
+ uname -m

## Confirming "el7-x86_64" is supported...

+ curl -sLf -o /dev/null ''

## Downloading release setup RPM...

+ mktemp
+ curl -sL -o '/tmp/tmp.gyBqYb955e' ''

## Installing release setup RPM...

+ rpm -i --nosignature --force '/tmp/tmp.gyBqYb955e'
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Permission denied)

Any ideas why I'm getting this error and how to rectify it?

Thank you again
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
That bash shell is not running as root so your rpm command cannot run.

Can you try this:

sudo bash -c "curl --silent --location | bash -"

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YashyAuthor Commented:
Hey Gerwin. Thanks for that. I tried it, however instead of the 'sudo bash', I put in 'sudo su -' and in the next line I put in curl --silent --location | bash -.

All good now:)

Thanks for looking matey
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