After having to completely re-install an OS and setup a development environment. attempting to run the plutus-playground-server after building it wiht nix-build -A plutus-playground.server once in nix-shell I get the error:

[nix-shell:~/plutus-apps/plutus-playground-server]$ plutus-playground-server
plutus-playground-server: for development use only
/nix/store/fm77y43lzpgnay4pyc48jwpln0lnmrk3-plutus-playground-server/bin/plutus-playground-server: line 3: nix-build: command not found
/nix/store/fm77y43lzpgnay4pyc48jwpln0lnmrk3-plutus-playground-server/bin/plutus-playground-server: line 10: nix-build: command not found
/nix/store/fm77y43lzpgnay4pyc48jwpln0lnmrk3-plutus-playground-server/bin/plutus-playground-server: line 10: /bin/plutus-playground-server: No such file or directory

What ive tired: completely deleting /nix/store deleting plutus-apps and clonging. various tags: ea0ca4e9f9821a9dbfc5255fa0f42b6f2b3887c4 week01: 41149926c108c71831cfe8d244c83b0ee4bf5c8a week05: 62efdd2bfab3e076d40e07f8f4d7864a7f2ccc91

OS: Ubuntu 20.04,

nix (Nix) 2.6.1

  • what is to 'to source the nix profile.' Nov 6, 2022 at 14:36

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Ok turns out im loosing my mind. I had forgotten to source the nix profile.

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