The framework is frequently updated (the moment I’m writing the latest version is 4.3.1) but if you use a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian you may have found that the official packages are quite outdated.
For example, if you update now your distribution (sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade) the node.js version installed is:
Luckly, there’s an external project – node-arm – which offers updated packages; let’s see how to install them.
First, remove the packages shipped with Raspbian:
sudo apt-get remove nodejs nodejs-legacy npm
Then download the lastest package and install it with dpkg:
wget http://node-arm.herokuapp.com/node_latest_armhf.deb sudo dpkg -i node_latest_armhf.deb
Your Raspberry is now running a more updated version of node and npm (the package manager):