I have to install Node.JS on a customer’s server which runs RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 (5.3, afaik). I’m an experienced Debian and Gentoo admin, but have not worked with RedHat systems for about 10 years.
As far as I can see, there’s no official Node.JS package; therefore I’d try building from source. That’s not a problem for me, however, I need to build it with OpenSSL support, which means I need OpenSSL development libraries installed (something like the
libssl-dev package on Debian systems). Node.JS’s
./configure cannot find it, so I guess it’s not installed by default. For OpenSSL, I guess, a package should exist.
How do I install the OpenSSL dev package? Or do I have to build it from source, too? (I could, but I guess using a package is easier.) Please note that I don’t know what the preferred package manager on RHEL is (
yum, I guess?) or how to use it. Telling me the exact commands would therefore be nice.
Or, is there a Node.JS package which I should install instead?
The server in question is managed by quite security-aware admins, so installing an RPM found in a forum or the like is not an option. (And no, they won’t install it for me, but yes, they are willing to give me root to do it.)