As per title, I'm in cohort 3 and trying to follow instructions here: https://docs.plutus-community.com/docs/setup/MacOS.html

When trying to build the playground, i get the following error: error: attribute 'plutus-playground' in selection path 'plutus-playground.client' not found

It looks like the playground folders have been moved? There is nothing to compile at HEAD, should I be checking out a previous commit for this cohort?

4 Answers 4


Andreas Hauser has the right link for the doc shared after the announcement that the webportal is unusable.


Here are the lines from the doc I believe we are both referring you to...

  1. Download the plutus-apps repository:

git clone https://github.com/input-output-hk/plutus-apps

  1. Go to the latest commit of the repository:

git checkout 7f53f18dfc788bf6aa929f47d840efa1247e11fd

Be sure to do step 2 in your newly cloned repo dir. Then run the nix-shell. That will take a bit the first time. A successful commit will result in something like this on your console...

~/plutus-apps$ git checkout 7f53f18dfc788bf6aa929f47d840efa1247e11fd   
M       plutus-playground-client/package-lock.json
Note: switching to '7f53f18dfc788bf6aa929f47d840efa1247e11fd'.

You are in 'detached HEAD' state. You can look around, make experimental
changes and commit them, and you can discard any commits you make in this
state without impacting any branches by switching back to a branch.

If you want to create a new branch to retain commits you create, you may
do so (now or later) by using -c with the switch command. Example:

  git switch -c <new-branch-name>

Or undo this operation with:

  git switch -

Turn off this advice by setting config variable advice.detachedHead to false

HEAD is now at 7f53f18df Bump hls to 1.5.1 #209 (#232)

I hope that is helpful! If someone sees an error in my answer, please correct me...and thanks!


Here you can find the document:



The Google Doc link provided in the Pioneer Program announcement states 7f53f18dfc788bf6aa929f47d840efa1247e11fd.

  • Which docs specify this commit?
    – perezda
    Jan 11, 2022 at 23:16
  • The Google Doc from the announcement.
    – tcurdt
    Jan 11, 2022 at 23:40
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    – Community Bot
    Jan 12, 2022 at 4:03

The document you mentioned: https://docs.plutus-community.com/docs/setup/MacOS.html is outdated as they have separated plutus-playground logic from plutus-core.

You can find plutus-playground related stuff in another repo: https://github.com/input-output-hk/plutus-apps

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