I’m using cimg/ruby:2.7.2-node. The default node version is v12.18.4. I’m trying to get 14.15. Is it possible to specify a different node version on the image? Should I use an orb somehow? Or should I install node myself directly in the config?
This is a great question! There isn’t a way to directly change the node version during the spinup of the image, however after the container is established you can set a different version.
You have a few options, the first one being to use NVM to install and set the Node version, I recently wrote an article on how to accomplish that here:
So given the example you provided, this should install and set the version you are wanting:
- run: name: Swap node versions command: | set +e wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.35.1/install.sh | bash export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm" [ -s "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" [ -s "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" nvm install v14.15 nvm alias default 14.15 echo 'export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm"' >> $BASH_ENV echo '[ -s "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh"' >> $BASH_ENV
The other option, which you mentioned, is to utilize an Orb to accomplish the same thing. We have the Node orb here:
Hope that helps and let me know if you need anything else!