I am part of cohort 3 and setting up on Mac OS also (Big Sur); I am following the notes here:https://docs.plutus-community.com/docs/setup/MacOS.html

Was able to complete Step 9 (build library). But on Step 10 I get this error: attribute 'plutus-playground' in selection path 'plutus-playground.client' not found

I tried suggestions in other threads (such as edits to nix.conf). And continuing to fishing around. Meanwhile trying to see if anyone else crossed this chasm....


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Try building the PAB library as stated in the README:

cd .../plutus-apps
nix build -f default.nix plutus-apps.haskell.packages.plutus-pab.components.library
cd plutus-playground-client

That worked for me.

  • Thank you for trying to help. Unfortunately I still get a (similar) errors: error: attribute 'plutus-apps' in selection path 'plutus-apps.haskell.packages.plutus-playground-server' not found error: attribute 'plutus-apps' in selection path 'plutus-apps.haskell.packages.plutus-playground-client' not found Assume you tried on Big Sur also?
    – Siva
    Jan 15, 2022 at 3:21
  • @Siva No I am currently running on Monterey. In the tutorial it states to clone github.com/input-output-hk/plutus.git but that should be updated to github.com/input-output-hk/plutus-apps.git. Have you tried with this repo?
    – rkstgr
    Jan 15, 2022 at 9:06
  • Ok; I followed this link: cardano.stackexchange.com/questions/6380/… After running for nearly 12 hours and after countless Warnings and Errors, it finally completed. And I enter the Plutus Pioneers Shell Tool welcome message. I am also able to access docs at/localhost:8009/doc. And cardano-cli query tip --testnet-magic 1097911063 works fine. So something is working! I am sure to find land mines as I go thru rest of pre-work.
    – Siva
    Jan 15, 2022 at 17:29
  • Welcome to Cardano SE! As a new user be sure to take the Tour.
    – gRebel
    Jan 16, 2022 at 4:20
  • So glad our improved setup heped you @Siva Jan 19, 2022 at 14:36

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