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Install Yarn on Mac

Published: 2019-10-19

This will install yarn v1.19.1.

  1. Install NodeJS
  2. Download tarball from Yarn downloads

    curl -O -L https://github.com/yarnpkg/yarn/releases/download/v1.19.1/yarn-v1.19.1.tar.gz
    
  3. Make dir then extract tarball

    mkdir -p ~/bin/yarn
    tar -v -x -C ~/bin/yarn -f yarn-v1.19.1.tar.gz
    
  4. Set environment variables in your bash config file, e.g. ~/.bash_profile

    export YARN_HOME=$HOME/bin/yarn/yarn-v1.19.1
    export PATH=$YARN_HOME/bin:$PATH
    
  5. Source bash config file

    source ~/.bash_profile
    
  6. Confirm installation

    yarn --version