Install and Run Evio from .deb package

As of version 20.12.0, Evio can run on both amd64 platforms (the majority of commodity edge/cloud resources), as well as on armhf (edge platforms such as Raspberry Pi) with Ubuntu Linux 18.04 and 20.04.

NOTE For Raspberry Pi users, we currently only support Ubuntu 20.04 server. Raspian does more aggressive use of DHCP and, while possible to work around it, we do not have a clean approach to supporting Raspian as of yet. If you would like to try Raspian, it requires disabling DHCP on all interfaces, as described at the end of this document.

Get deb Package

Download the latest release from the GitHub repository.

Version 20.12.0

Download the package for x86/amd64 Ubuntu nodes

Download the package for armhf Ubuntu Raspberry Pis

Install deb Package

On x86/amd64 Ubuntu:

sudo apt install -y <path/to>/evio_*.deb

On amrhf Raspberry Pi Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install libffi-dev
sudo apt install -y <path/to>/evio_*.deb

Edit Configuration File

After installation, but before starting, configure your node by editing /etc/opt/evio/config.json. The easiest way to get started with a working configuration is to request a trial account. You can also use the template from this page and add XMPP credentials, setting the IP address, and applying other configurations as needed

Run Service

sudo systemctl start evio

Additionally, use systemctl to start/stop/restart/status evio.


The installer has dependencies on, and will install python3 (>=3.8), python3-dev (>=3.8), python3-pip, iproute2, bridge-utils.

By default, the following files and directories are created:

  1. /opt/evio/tincan
  2. /opt/evio/controller/
  3. /etc/opt/evio/config.json

Disabling or removing the software

To disable Start on Boot

sudo systemctl disable evio

To remove the package

sudo apt remove -y evio

Disabling DHCP in Raspian-based Raspberry Pis

We only support Ubuntu 20.04; if you’d like to try Evio on Raspian, until we find a reliable solution, use at your own risk. You need to disable DHCP by editing /etc/dhcpcd.conf as follows (note: the bridge names will depend on the identifier you give to your Evio network - the example below assumes 101000F):

denyinterfaces brl101000F ovs-system
denyinterfaces edgbr101000F ovs-system