I cloned the EOS repository from github and am trying to get cleos installed based on the wiki.

When I get to the step for ./eosio_build.sh I don't have enough space because of my small SSD:


OS name: Ubuntu OS Version: 16.04 CPU speed: 1099 MHz: MHz:Mhz CPU cores: 4 Physical Memory: 15929 Mgb Disk space total: 204G Disk space available: 75G You must have at least 100GB of available storage to install EOSIO. exiting now

What is the easiest way to setup cleos if I don't need to run a node?

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On Mac OSX

brew tap eosio/eosio
brew install eosio

On Ubuntu 18.04

wget https://github.com/eosio/eos/releases/download/v2.0.6/eosio_2.0.6-1-ubuntu-18.04_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./eosio_2.0.6-1-ubuntu-18.04_amd64.deb

On Ubuntu 16.04

wget https://github.com/eosio/eos/releases/download/v2.0.6/eosio_2.0.6-1-ubuntu-16.04_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./eosio_2.0.6-1-ubuntu-16.04_amd64.deb

Instead of compiling EOS yourself you could download a prebuilt Docker container, here are some instructions for how to do that with EOS:


I'd recommend doing a basic Docker tutorial first though to understand the basics of that if you're not familiar with it yet.

  • that's super cool! Commented Jun 16, 2018 at 15:41

One very workable alternative to using cleos at all is the eosc tool, at https://github.com/eoscanada/eosc

It is implemented in Go and is not dependent on the EOSIO toolchain.

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