If you are seeing the following error when trying to install NodeJS, I have an easy solution for you. This is the error
Preparing to unpack .../nodejs_16.20.0-deb-1nodesource1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking nodejs (16.20.0-deb-1nodesource1) over (12.22.9~dfsg-1ubuntu3) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/nodejs_16.20.0-deb-1nodesource1_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/include/node/common.gypi', which is also in package libnode-dev 12.22.9~dfsg-1ubuntu3 dpkg-deb: error: paste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/nodejs_16.20.0-deb-1nodesource1_amd64.deb needrestart is being skipped since dpkg has failed E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Error: Process completed with exit code 100.
cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d sudo rm nodesource.list sudo apt --fix-broken install sudo apt update sudo apt remove nodejs sudo apt remove nodejs-doc
And now install the version of NodeJS you wanted. Example
curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_18.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs