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About Node.js for Oracle Linux

The Node.js repositories contain the latest builds of stable Node.js releases from the community, including node-oracledb. They are provided without support.

Available Node.js Releases

Node.js Version Oracle Linux Release Repository/Module:Appstream
v14.x Oracle Linux 8 nodejs:14
v12.x Oracle Linux 8 nodejs:12
v10.x Oracle Linux 8 nodejs:10 (default)
v14.x Oracle Linux 7 ol7_developer_nodejs14
v12.x Oracle Linux 7 ol7_developer_nodejs12
v10.x Oracle Linux 7 ol7_developer_nodejs10
v8.x Oracle Linux 7 ol7_developer_nodejs8
v6.x Oracle Linux 7 ol7_developer_nodejs6
v10.x Oracle Linux 6 ol6_developer_nodejs10
v8.x Oracle Linux 6 ol6_developer_nodejs8
v6.x Oracle Linux 6 ol6_developer_nodejs6

Enabling Required Repositories

To configure the yum repositories shown above on your system, install the oracle-nodejs-release-el7 or oracle-nodejs-release-el6 RPM. After installing this RPM, the default enabled repository is that for the latest available Node.js release. To configure the Node.js and the Oracle Instant Client repository:

$ sudo yum install -y oracle-nodejs-release-el7 oracle-release-el7

If yum is unable to find any of the packages mentioned below, follow the instructions on our Getting Started page to ensure your system is set up correctly to work with our release packages.

Installing Node.js on Oracle Linux 7

To install the latest Node.js:

$ sudo yum install nodejs

Updating Node.js on Oracle Linux 7

If you have Node.js installed, and a newer release has been published, make sure you update oracle-nodejs-release-el7 first.

$ sudo yum update oracle-nodejs-release-el7
$ sudo yum update nodejs

Note: if your system has oracle-epel-release-el7 installed or ol7_developer_EPEL among its repo definitions, make sure you disable the EPEL repo while installing or updating nodejs, to avoid installing the wrong package. For example:

$ sudo yum --disablerepo=ol7_developer_EPEL install nodejs

node-oracledb: Connecting Node.js to Oracle Database

The node-oracledb module for Node.js powers high performance Oracle Database applications. Use node-oracledb to connect Node.js 6, 8 and 10 to Oracle Database. The node-oracledb module is open source and maintained by Oracle Corp. It is stable, well documented, and has a comprehensive test suite.

About Oracle Instant Client

node-oracledb depends on Oracle Instant Client. Yum configurations for Oracle Instant Client 18.3 through 19.x are delivered via the oracle-release-el7 and oracle-release-el6 RPMs. Assuming you have installed the Oracle release package your Oracle Linux release, the Oracle Instant Client be installed as a dependency. As of release 3.0, node-oracledb is built with Oracle Client 18.3, which connects to Oracle Database 11.2 and greater. Older releases of Oracle Instant Client are available on OTN.

Installing node-oracledb

Each Node.js release has its own repository on Oracle Linux yum server and each of those repositories also contains a corresponding RPM for node-oracledb. These RPMs follow this naming scheme:

node-oracledb-node<node release number>

For example, on Oracle Linux 7, the node-oracledb RPM for Node.js 10 is named:


Check the repositories listed under Available Releases to see what RPMs are available.

$ sudo yum install node-oracledb-node10

Finally, for Oracle Instant Client releases before 19.x, you must set up the environment so that node-oracledb can find the necessary libraries. For example, for Oracle Instant Client release 18.3:

$ sudo sh -c "echo /usr/lib/oracle/18.3/client64/lib > /etc/"
$ sudo ldconfig

Note that node-oracledb only works with Node.js 6.14.4 or higher. Before you use node-oracledb in a Node.js program, set NODE_PATH so that the node-oracledb module can be found:

$ export NODE_PATH=`npm root -g`

Installing Node.js on Oracle Linux 8

Oracle Linux 8 introduces DNF as well as the concepts of modules, streams and profiles to allow for the management of different versions of software applications within a single operating system release. For mode details, please refer to the documentation.

To install Node.js 12 on Oracle Linux 8:

$ sudo dnf install @nodejs:12

Additional Resources


Community Support

For help with Node.js on Oracle Linux, please visit the Groundbreakers Developer Community Node.js space.

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