How long should the following build normaly take, when the correct "IOHK binary cache" is set at "nix.conf"?

nix-build -A plutus-playground.server

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For me it took roughly 2-4 hours on virtual box but it really depends on what environment your setting it up in. For example a virtual box will take much longer than a computer running on Linux or a wsl instance. Overall expect to wait 30 min - 4h.

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    I had luck and on my WSL2 "Ubuntu 20.04" Machine the build finished after approximately 30 Minutes. → The first "nix-shell" calls also take some times, but therefore the recalls finishes quick. Jan 12, 2022 at 0:21

For me it's as follows:

nix-build -A plutus-playground.server -> 262s

nix-build -A plutus-playground.client -> 25s

nix-shell -> 1715s

This is after properly setting all the IOHK caches correctly.

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