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How to Install Vue.js on Arch Linux

Vue.js is a free and open-source JavaScript framework used to build user interfaces. It is one of the most popular frameworks used to simplify the web development process. Vue.js has a built-in transition component that helps create custom elements, which can be reused in HTML. It has also built-in directives such as v-if, v-else, v-show, v-on, v-bind, and v-model that are used to perform various actions on the front end.

In this post, we will show you how to install Vue.js on Arch Linux.

Prerequisites

  • A fresh Arch Linux server on the Atlantic.Net Cloud Platform
  • A root password configured on your server

Step 1 – Create Atlantic.Net Cloud Server

First, log in to your Atlantic.Net Cloud Server. Create a new server, choosing Arch Linux as the operating system with at least 2GB RAM. Connect to your Cloud Server via SSH and log in using the credentials highlighted at the top of the page.

Step 2 – Configure Repository

By default, the default repository is outdated in Arch Linux, so you will need to modify the default mirror list. You can do it by editing the mirrorlist configuration file:

nano  /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Remove all lines and add the following lines:

## Score: 0.7, United States
Server = http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
## Score: 0.8, United States
Server = http://lug.mtu.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://mirror.nl.leaseweb.net/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
## Score: 0.9, United Kingdom
Server = http://mirror.bytemark.co.uk/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
## Score: 1.5, United Kingdom
Server = http://mirrors.manchester.m247.com/arch-linux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://archlinux.dcc.fc.up.pt/$repo/os/$arch
## Score: 6.6, United States
Server = http://mirror.cs.pitt.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
## Score: 6.7, United States
Server = http://mirrors.acm.wpi.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
## Score: 6.8, United States
Server = http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
## Score: 7.1, India
Server = http://mirror.cse.iitk.ac.in/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
## Score: 10.1, United States
Server = http://mirrors.xmission.com/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch

Save and close the file, then update all the package indexes with the following command:

pacman -Syu

Step 3 – Install Node.js

Before starting, Node.js must be installed on your server. You can install it by running the following command.

pacman -S nodejs

After installing Node.js, verify the Node.js version with the following command.

node -v

Output.

v19.3.0

Next, install NPM with the following command.

pacman -S npm

Step 4 – Install Vue.js

First, update NPM to the latest version using the following command.

npm install -g [email protected]

Next, install the Vue CLI with the following command.

npm install -g @vue/cli

You can now verify the Vue.js version with the following command.

vue --version

Output.

@vue/cli 5.0.8

Step 5 – Create a Simple Application with Vue.js

Let’s create a simple application named my-app with the following command.

vue create my-app

You should see the following output.

Vue CLI v5.0.8
? Please pick a preset: (Use arrow keys)
❯ Default ([Vue 3] babel, eslint) 
  Default ([Vue 2] babel, eslint) 
  Manually select features 

Vue CLI v5.0.8
✨  Creating project in /root/my-app.
🗃  Initializing git repository...
⚙️  Installing CLI plugins. This might take a while...

added 102 packages, and audited 959 packages in 7s

102 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

found 0 vulnerabilities
⚓  Running completion hooks...

📄  Generating README.md...

ğŸŽ‰  Successfully created project my-app.
👉  Get started with the following commands:

 $ cd my-app
 $ npm run serve

Next, navigate to the application directory and start the Vue server with the following command.

cd my-app
npm run serve

You will get the following output.

 DONE  Compiled successfully in 8790ms                                                                                             11:16:38 PM


  App running at:
  - Local:   http://localhost:8080/ 
  - Network: unavailable

  Note that the development build is not optimized.
  To create a production build, run npm run build.

Step 6 – Access Vue.js Application

At this point, Vue.js is installed on your server. You can now access the Vue.js application using the URL http://your-server-ip:8080. You should see the Vue.js application page on the following screen.
vue.js dashboard

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we explained how to install Vue.js on Arch Linux. We also showed you how to create a simple application using Vue.js. You can now start building interactive web applications using the Vue.js framework. You can try to install Vue.js on dedicated hosting from Atlantic.Net!

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