I need to install nodejs 20 as part of a build process running on codebuild.

Steps to reproduce

- sudo apt purge nodejs -y
- sudo apt-get install -y ca-certificates curl GnuPG
- export NODE_MAJOR=20
- sudo mkdir -p /etc/apt/keyrings
- curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/gpgkey/nodesource-repo.gpg.key | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /etc/apt/keyrings/nodesource.gpg
- echo "deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/nodesource.gpg] https://deb.nodesource.com/node_$NODE_MAJOR.x nodistro main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nodesource.list
- sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y nodejs=20.8.0-1nodesource1
- echo "node version= $(node --version)"
- npm install -g npm

I am following the instructions described in nodejs distribution and specifying the nodejs version I want. Despite this, I keep installing nodejs 18 (from the source that comes with the image). I am using AWS image standard 7.0

Output from codebuild:

Preparing to unpack .../nodejs_20.8.0-1nodesource1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking nodejs (20.8.0-1nodesource1) ...
Setting up nodejs (20.8.0-1nodesource1) ...

[Container] 2023/10/04 16:48:09 Running command echo "node version= $(node --version)"
**node version= v18.16.1**

[Container] 2023/10/04 16:48:11 Running command sudo npm install -g npm
npm ERR! engine Unsupported engine
npm ERR! engine Not compatible with your version of node/npm: [email protected]
npm ERR! notsup Not compatible with your version of node/npm: [email protected]
npm ERR! notsup Required: {"node":"^18.17.0 || >=20.5.0"}
npm ERR! notsup Actual:   {"npm":"9.5.1","node":"v18.16.1"}

1 Answer 1


You can use buildspec.yml in the configuration use, you can use as follows

      nodejs: 18. x
      - n 20

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