Appendix A. Installing Meteor

This appendix covers

  • Prerequisites for installing Meteor
  • How to install Meteor on a development machine

In this appendix we’ll highlight the prerequisites of Meteor and walk you through installing it. Unless you’re on Windows, you can issue a single command to get started with Meteor, but we’ll cover all major platforms.

A.1. Prerequisites

In contrast to many other web development tools, Meteor is a self-contained installation and doesn’t require any particular software to be present. The installer will put Node.js as well as MongoDB in your home directory so they won’t conflict with any other instances installed by package managers such as brew or apt-get. To ensure a fully working environment, Meteor will ...

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