I’m using the n tool to update my current version of node, but something strange is happening.
sudo n latest which in theory fetches the latest version of Node (
v0.12.0 and installs it somewhere that’s already on my
node -v shows
v0.10.25. I figured that there was another version of the node exe somewhere else on my path.
which node shows
$ cd /usr/local/bin/node $ node -v v0.10.25 $ ./node -v v0.12.0
It’s there and installed and
/usr/local/bin is on my
In what case would
which point to the wrong binary?
I’ve restarted bash and made sure that there are no dud node binaries in
/usr/bin. Also made sure that it wasn’t a symlink.
$ ls -lah | grep node -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 20M Feb 14 14:56 node
And that it definitely was a binary.
$ file node node: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, not stripped
You look for complicated solutions and you miss the glaringly obvious.
I switched into
zsh to see whether the issue was with bash. The node version was correct.
alias node=nodejs in
which doesn’t take that into account. I think there was some issue with the apt-get package for Node with Ubuntu, which created
nodejs binaries rather than
node. Obviously I’d aliased it rather than symlinking.