Install nvm and Node.js 0.10.38
I found this way (with nvm) is easier and more convenient than install the Node.js directly on Pi.
The compiling of Node.js on Pi 2 would take less than 1 hour. But Pi 1 would take a few hours. Just be patient.
The nvm will be installed at
/home/pi/.nvm or ~/.nvm
You can run node directly via
Install pm2 firstly.
npm install -g pm2
Then follow the prompt
[PM2] You have to run this command as root. Execute the following command: sudo env PATH=$PATH:/home/pi/.nvm/v0.10.38/bin pm2 startup linux -u pi
run this command in the terminal
sudo env PATH=$PATH:/home/pi/.nvm/v0.10.38/bin pm2 startup linux -u pi
Then run your script with
pm2 start your/script/path
pm2 save //this is to let pm2 remember the running process, so start them at boot
Then you are done. Reboot the pi.
After reboot, you can use these commands to check your daemon process:
env PATH=$PATH:/home/pi/.nvm/v0.10.38/bin pm2 list env PATH=$PATH:/home/pi/.nvm/v0.10.38/bin pm2 logs
Refer to this PM2 official doc for more information.
If you have this error
Error: EACCES, permission denied '/root/.pm2'
during you reboot the Pi, then you need to change /etc/init.d/pm2-init.sh:
export PM2_HOME="/root/.pm2" to export PM2_HOME="/home/pi/.pm2" //if you login with pi
The blog could be helpful as well.