I'm new to development so hopefully someone can point out what I may have done wrong.

I'm trying to set up an EOS node using Ubuntu VirtualBox on my Windows machine.

I have installed everything needed so far but after running git clone https://github.com/eosio/eos --recursive, I enter ls into the terminal and see eos, great then cd eos, then ls, then the screenshot shows what I'm seeing...no eosio_build.sh.

Anyone know whats going wrong? This is driving me mad!!!

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You'll find the scripts for building eosio in the scripts-folder.


$ cd scripts
$ ./eosio_build.sh


$ ./scripts/eosio_build.sh

to build eosio.


follow this guide to Build from Shell Scripts

or this guide to install prebuild binaries

  • Thanks for you help my friend. However when I enter the above I get 'command not found' so I have tried reinstalling everything and I still end up at the same point...I may just have to give up. No idea what is going wrong here.
    – Aaron
    Commented Jun 7, 2020 at 10:06
  • Do you know of any good videos guides? I've tried looking but they are a few years old and I still get stuck at the same point! Thanks.
    – Aaron
    Commented Jun 7, 2020 at 10:07
  • you probably need to add permission to execute with "chmod +x ./scripts/eosio_build.sh"
    – cmadh
    Commented Jun 8, 2020 at 13:15

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