Install EOSIO Binaries

To get started as quickly as possible, we recommend using EOSIO pre-built binaries. You also have an advanced option to build from source but that would consume an hour or more.

You can find how to build EOSIO from source here.

Step 1: Install binaries

The below commands will download binaries for respective operating systems.

Mac OS X Brew Install:

brew tap eosio/eosio
brew install eosio

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

Ubuntu 20.04 Package Install

sudo apt install ./eosio_2.1.0-1-ubuntu-20.04_amd64.deb

Ubuntu 18.04 Package Install

sudo apt install ./eosio_2.1.0-1-ubuntu-18.04_amd64.deb

CentOS 7 RPM Package Install

sudo yum install ./eosio-2.1.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm

CentOS 8 RPM Package Install

sudo yum install ./eosio-2.1.0-1.el8.x86_64.rpm

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

[[Note]] | The installation process will install nodeos, cleos, and keosd, the components required to run and interact with a blockchain.

Step 2: Set up 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

Step 3: Enter your local directory below

Get the path of that directory and save it for later, as you're going to need it, you can use the following command to get your absolute path.


Enter the absolute path to your contract directory below, and it will be inserted throughout the documentation to make your life a bit easier. This functionality requires cookies


What's Next?

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