Running Node.js on iOS and iPadOS via iSH

[2020-10-24] dev, javascript, nodejs, ios, ipados
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The iOS/iPadOS app iSH is available on the app store and runs Linux via x86 emulation. And you can install Node.js on it!

Installing Node.js on iSH  

  • Installing the Alpine Linux package manager apk: How is explained in the project’s wiki.

  • Fetching Alpine’s repository list: apk update (source)

  • Installing Node.js: apk add nodejs

  • The Wiki has a list of packages that can be installed in the same manner.


If found out that running Node.js on iSH is now possible via a tweet by @asciidisco.