I have this setup -

alias cleos='docker-compose exec keosd /opt/eosio/bin/cleos -u http://nodeosd:8888 --wallet-url http://localhost:8900'

I have this also started -

cleos set contract eosio.token build/contracts/eosio.token -p eosio.token

Reading WAST/WASM from build/contracts/eosio.token/eosio.token.wast...

Error 3160009: No wast file found Error Details: no wast file found build/contracts/eosio.token/eosio.token.wast

I have also -

docker container ls 

CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES c452605e60b2 eosio/eos "/opt/eosio/bin/keos…" 11 hours ago Up 11 hours
docker_keosd_1 0020b0b0ff69 eosio/eos "/opt/eosio/bin/node…" 11 hours ago Up 11 hours>8888/tcp,>9876/tcp docker_nodeosd_1

How can I get the wast files using docker?

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Before deploying your contract, you should first compile it using eosiocpp tool. If you haven't aliased eosiocpp yet, try running,

alias eosiocpp='docker exec eosio /opt/eosio/bin/eosiocpp'

Then cd to eosio.token folder, and there you can generate abi and wast file using the following commands,

eosiocpp -o eosio.token.wast eosio.token.cpp    #for wast file

eosiocpp -g eosio.token.abi eosio.token.hpp     #for abi file
  • I just got round to this after another issue. But I am using Docker. So eosiocpp is with the Docker framework (actually var/lib.....). There must be a command to setup the alias without knowing the exact path? Aug 11, 2018 at 14:12
  • @TrevorOakley are u using eosio/eos-dev images? Aug 13, 2018 at 3:20
  • I followed this - github.com/EOSIO/eos/blob/master/Docker/README.md This uses docker build which uses Dockerfile but the docs also refer to docker-compose. Since then I have tried numerous more combinations and I keep getting all kinds of errors. The system partly works but I find something always fails. Aug 13, 2018 at 6:45
  • Why don't u pull and use already built eosio images from repos? Btw, I've updated the answer for docker instance. Aug 14, 2018 at 4:02
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    I heard that the standard repos did not have eosiocpp. There is a long article about this - medium.com/@ekkis/eos-development-on-docker-3f4eb9b680ec - I will try your idea. Aug 14, 2018 at 7:30

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