How to install Node-RED
on Ubuntu

Node-RED

Node-RED

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Low-code programming for event-driven applications

Node-RED is a Flow Based Programming tool written in node.js and using a web front end for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.

Many extra nodes are available (see http://flows.nodered.org), and can be installed via the Menu - Manage Palette option. Due to the restrictions of snaps nodes that require extra access to files, ports, or have a binary component, may NOT work or install correctly - unless run in "classic" mode. This is not the default.

Now based on Core18.

The edge channel contains auto-built versions of the package. The beta channel may contain beta/next versions (when available).

Details for Node-RED

License
Apache-2.0
Last updated
3 December 2019

Enable snaps on Ubuntu and install Node-RED

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

If you’re running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) or later, including Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) and Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), you don’t need to do anything. Snap is already installed and ready to go.

For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install Node-RED

To install Node-RED, simply use the following command:

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Browse and find snaps from the convenience of your desktop using the snap store snap.

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