We have recently modified our Linux build to remove some unnecessary dependencies. As a result of that, the instructions described at https://docs.yugabyte.com/quick-start/install/ (the “Linux” tab) will now work for Ubuntu in addition to CentOS 7 (tested on Ubuntu 16.04), with only minor changes (
configure replaced with
wget https://downloads.yugabyte.com/yugabyte-ce-0.9.0.1-centos.tar.gz tar xvfz yugabyte-ce-0.9.0.1-centos.tar.gz cd yugabyte-0.9.0.1/ bin/post_install.sh
After that, all instructions for running a workload against a local cluster from https://docs.yugabyte.com/quick-start/create-local-cluster/ should just work. If you are using Ubuntu, please give YugaByte DB a try and post your feedback here!