Before You Begin

Step 1: Install binaries

To get started as quickly as possible we recommend using pre-built binaries. Building from source is a more advanced option but will set you back an hour or more and you may encounter build errors.

You can find how to build EOSIO from source here.

The below commands will download binaries for respective operating systems.

Mac OS X Brew Install:

brew tap eosio/eosio
brew install eosio

[[info]] | If you don't have Brew installed, follow the installation instructions on the official Brew website.

Ubuntu 18.04 Debian Package Install:

sudo apt install ./eosio_2.0.0-1-ubuntu-18.04_amd64.deb

Ubuntu 16.04 Debian Package Install:

sudo apt install ./eosio_2.0.0-1-ubuntu-16.04_amd64.deb

CentOS RPM Package Install:

sudo yum install ./eosio-2.0.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm

If you have previous versions of eosio installed on your system, please uninstall before proceeding. For detailed instructions, see here.

Step 2: Setup a development directory, stick to it.

You're going to need to pick a directory to work from, it's suggested to create a contracts directory somewhere on your local drive.

mkdir contracts
cd contracts

What's Next?

  • Install the CDT: Steps to install the EOSIO Contract Development Toolkit (CDT) on your system.