Will EOS run on Ubuntu 18.04? In the docs 16.04 is explicitly listed, so am wondering if 18.04 is supported.

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    You can at least use it with docker I would guess...
    – tmm
    Commented May 30, 2018 at 19:30
  • you're really going bleeding edge there :) best to just try it probably. It runs and builds on 17.04 without major issues.
    – Vlad
    Commented May 30, 2018 at 19:38
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    – Don
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I've compiled and run it without any problems on Ubuntu 18.04, which is great because it's an LTS. We're asking for an DEB package (see https://github.com/EOSIO/eos/issues/1021) to make it easier to install. It's planed to be supported in the near future.


I've build EOS on 18.04 LTS without any problems, nevertheless I would recommend to use docker, which should be much easier to maintain in the long run.


Ubuntu 18 hasn't introuced any specific change that could break eosio, so of course it works. All we need is to update the README and add a nice .deb package.


From the Dawn 4.2 release notes:

Following last week’s change to the token symbol, we added the ability to specify the core token symbol in the Dockerfile. We also switched to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for the Docker builder image.

I have been running a testnet on Ubuntu 18.04 (w/out Docker) and haven't encountered any issues related to OS or version.

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