Install Node on M1 Mac

From node v16.x:

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PS: node v16 has problems with serverless-offline. I managed to solve it using node v15.4.0

From node v15.x:

sudo xcode-select --install
curl -o- | bash
nvm install v15
node --version

Depending on your project dependencies, you might find it necessary to run node on an x86 architecture as it may get you past frustrating errors on older versions of node. If like me you had already installed node in your attempts here, you can use the following to help get you sorted (assuming you have already installed NVM):

$ nvm uninstall 14
$ arch -x86_64 zsh 
$ nvm install 14
$ nvm alias default 14

Consider replacing 14 above with whichever node version you are attempting to run under.

After installing, you can run node followed process.arch to confirm that node is running in x64 mode:

$ node
> process.arch

As Node v16 natively supports Apple Silicon, brew install node or nvm install 16 would work on the Apple M1 laptops.

Here is my current build.

$ nvm --version

$ node --version

$ node -p "process.arch"

I just got my M1 Mac mini. I did add an alias since I use oh-my-zsh to my ~/.zshrc for alias brew=arch -x86_64 brew so I don't have to keep typing all that. I brew install nvm then nvm ls-remote and installed v15.5.0. It gets built DV8_TARGET_ARCH_ARM64.

Hope that helps. I also pulled the insiders VSCode for ARM64. Loads in a second.

> node -p "process.arch" arm64

Don't forget you need xcode-select --install command line tools (~450MB).