NodeJS before 0.8 is very easy to make & install, which only needs OpenSSL.
But when I tried to update my NodeJS to version 0.8+, problems keep coming…
Here’s a few pre-conditions for a successful make of NodeJS v0.8+:
GNU make 3.8.1+
Python 2.6 or 2.7
export LINK=g++ or setenv LINK g++
Do remember check these issues when you try to build new version (v0.8+) of NodeJS.