Requirements for AppScope are as follows:

Operating Systems (Linux Only)

AppScope runs on:

  • Ubuntu 16 and later
  • Alpine and other distributions based on musl libc
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux or CentOS 7 and later
  • Amazon Linux 1 and 2
  • Debian

When building AppScope from source, use:

  • Ubuntu 18.04

This restriction is imposed to make the resulting executable more portable.


  • CPU: x86-64 architecture
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Disk: 20MB (library + CLI)

Filesystem Configuration

The distros that AppScope supports all require the use of /tmp, /dev/shm, and /proc. You should avoid custom filesystem configuration that interferes with AppScope's ability to use these directories.

Known Limitations

These runtimes are not supported: Open JVM < v.6, Oracle JVM < v.6, Go < v.1.8.

AppScope cannot:

  • Unload the libscope library.
  • Unattach/detach from a running process, once attached.