The nodenv plugin installs node and yarn. This allows you to deploy an app with confidence that yarn and a particular version of node will be available on the host. This plugin is strongly recommended for Rails apps, which by default use webpacker and thus require node and yarn.


Name Purpose Default
bashrc_path Location of the deploy user’s .bashrc file ".bashrc"
nodenv_install_yarn Whether to install yarn globally via npm i -g yarn true
nodenv_node_version Version of node to install nil
nodenv_yarn_version A value of nil (the default) means install the latest; specify this only if you need a specific 1.y.z global version of yarn nil



Installs nodenv, uses nodenv to install node, and makes the desired version of node the global default version for the deploy user. During installation, the user’s bashrc file is modified so that nodenv is automatically loaded for interactive and non-interactive shells.

You must supply a value for the nodenv_node_version setting for this task to work.

By default, yarn is also installed globally via npm. This can be disabled by setting nodenv_install_yarn to false.

nodenv:install is intended for use as a setup task.