Hello! as it says above.
I’m pretty sure this could either be ignored, or start a flame war.
…or I’ll be totally blown away by everyone agreeing on one way!
… the stand alone Installer, made by the devs themselves?
Dis/Advantages of these 3 methods (are there more? heaven forbid!)
I’m Concerned about Privilege/damage escalation with regards installing packages etc that I dont really understand or know little about but are deemed necessary when installing things and trashing, BLOATING my systems up . I don’t have endless disk space, due to having multiple partitions.
Or being stuck at some command line, Verbose Horror that is beyond my grasp… and this is someone elses computer Ive borrowed…so dont want to send it back as a basket case, or reinstall and loose stuff.
AND… I’d like to be able to maintain it… get rid of it all… update it… NOT have multiple, unnecessary versions on my system - unless I know what Im doing with regards some task,
and NOT… have bloated systems.
Did I mention BLOAT enough times?
And to Get rid of it!
I looked into how easy it is to remove and found several references to a defunct website , that I managed to find on Archive .org
So for HomeBrew.
First I need to Install X-Code… WHAT!!?.. oh ok, just the command line tools then. I guess that’s ok.
Then Install HomeBrew itself
Then, I can install NODE.js
Or Macports… I mean, I dont even know which of these…
SO, who uses what?
Homebrew looks like the new kid on the block compared to Macports (which has far more stuff)
And I’m aware that Brew, REPLICATES and adds stuff that are already on my mac, but keeps them seperate and different versions (ie, SQL, Apache etc)
Where as Macports uses my system versions…
Unless… Im wrong!
So in order to play with this fine new plugin by @ehigiepaul , Ive to do this.
BUT… not sure about using the actual node installer as it uses SUDO for quite a bit of the install…
SO, who recommends what?
Its now Horsey O’ clock on Planet *frozen Wales (now with added rain)
SO I’m off and will be back later to have a look and see who advises what?
The easist option to just do it, would be the stand alone installer.
I guess Homebrew next (but I then end up with multiple installations of already present system resources)
Finally Macports (which USES my existing system resources…available apps. Ha! no duplication, buuut Could then nuke those very same system apps that I rely on for other things)
This… is why Ive never installed Node…