Install and Use Yarn on Ubuntu 22.04

This tutorial intends to teach you How To Install and Use Yarn on Ubuntu 22.04.

Yarn is a JavaScript package manager used to automate the installation, configuration, update, and removal of npm packages. Yarn stands for “Yet Another Resource Navigator.” It was developed by Facebook and is very similar to the npm package manager, with a focus on speed, security, and consistency. Yarn replaces the existing workflow of the npm client or other package managers while remaining compatible with the npm registry.

Steps To Install and Use Yarn on Ubuntu 22.04

To complete this guide, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide the Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 22.04.

Installing Node.js on Ubuntu 22.04

To install Yarn, you must install Node.js on your server. First, update your local package index with the following command:

sudo apt update

Then, install the required packages on your server by running the command below:

sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2 gcc make g++ curl -y

Next, import the NodeSource repository that suits your needs in either the current release or the LTS version to install both packages:

# curl -fsSL | sudo -E bash -
# curl -fsSL | sudo bash -

Add Yarn GPG Key and Repository

Now that you have Node.js installed on your server, you can start to install Yarn on your server.

First, import the Yarn package manager GPG key:

curl -sL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/yarnkey.gpg >/dev/null

Then, import the Yarn repository:

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/yarnkey.gpg] stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list

Run the system update:

sudo apt update

Install Yarn Package Manager on Ubuntu 22.04

At this point, you can simply install Yarn and Node.js on your server. To do this, run the command below:

sudo apt install yarn nodejs

Verify your Yarn installation by checking its version:

yarn -v

Also, you can use the command below instead:

apt-cache policy yarn
  Installed: 1.22.19-1
  Candidate: 1.22.19-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.22.19-1 500
        500 stable/main amd64 Packages
        500 stable/main all Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.22.18-1 500
        500 stable/main amd64 Packages
        500 stable/main all Packages
     1.22.17-1 500
        500 stable/main amd64 Packages
        500 stable/main all Packages
     1.22.15-1 500

How To Use Yarn Command

At this step, we will show you how to use Yarn by creating a new project and adding/removing dependencies.

To create a new Yarn project, you can use the yarn init command.

Here we create a project named my_project, you can choose another name for it:

yarn init my_project

This command will ask you some questions. Press enter to accept the defaults or fill them with your answers.

This will look like this:

yarn init v1.22.19
question name (root):
question version (1.0.0):
question description:
question entry point (index.js):
question repository url:
question author:
question license (MIT):
question private:
success Saved package.json
Done in 21.27s.

This command will create a basic package.json file that contains the information you have provided.

You can modify this file any time you want.

Also, you can initiate a Yarn project in an existing directory on Ubuntu 22.04. To do this, switch to the directory and run the following command:

yarn init

To add a package as a dependency to your project you can use the following command:

yarn add [package_name]

With this command, you can install the package and any packages that it depends on. Also, it will update the project’s package.json and yarn.lock files.

If you use only the package name in the command, Yarn will install it in the latest version.

To install a specific version or tag, use the following command:

yarn add [package_name]@[version_or_tag]

Also, you can upgrade the packages with the following commands:

$yarn upgrade
$yarn upgrade [package_name]
$yarn upgrade [package_name]@[version_or_tag]

If no package name is given, the command will update the project dependencies to their latest version according to the version range specified in the package.json file. Otherwise, only the specified packages are updated.

To remove a package from your project dependency you can use the Yarn remove command on Ubuntu 22.04:

yarn remove [package_name]

This command will also update the project’s package.json and yarn.lock files.

In an existing project you can install all dependencies that are specified in the package.json file with the following command:


Or you can use:

yarn install


Yarn is becoming increasingly popular thanks to its superior performance, easy installation, and numerous convenient features.

Hope you enjoy this article about installing and using Yarn on Ubuntu 22.04.

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