How I got n8n working on FreeBSD

I decided to challenge myself, to see if I could get n8n working on FreeBSD. It was surprisingly easy, and this is all that was required (for me at least).

# update the system
freebsd-update fetch
freebsd-update install

# install node and npm (and verify)
pkg install node16
node --version
pkg install npm

# install n8n as non root
npm install n8n

And I ran n8n start --tunnel and I was off to the races.


Hey @jjasghar,

Great, thanks for sharing this information with us! Yeah, in general n8n should work on any somehow-POSIX-compatible OS that is able to run nodejs:16, but good to have a confirmation that it does work on FreeBSD :slight_smile: