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Installing elemental-chat in the nix-shell

Hi,

today I have read this blog post https://blog.holochain.org/elemental-chat-is-live/.
Is it possible to install the elemental-chat in the nix-shell itself and not on a holoport?

I followed the installation guide in https://github.com/holochain/elemental-chat

The commands:
git clone https://github.com/holochain/elemental-chat && cd ./elemental-chat
CARGO_TARGET_DIR=target cargo build --release --target wasm32-unknown-unknown
dna-util -c elemental-chat.dna.workdir

worked fine.

The ‘npm intall’ command found one vulnerability.

[nix-shell:~/elemental-chat/tests]$ npm install
npm WARN [email protected] No description
npm WARN [email protected] No repository field.

audited 212 packages in 1.719s

41 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

found 1 high severity vulnerability
  run `npm audit fix` to fix them, or `npm audit` for details

I tried to fix it with the mentioned ‘npm audit fix’ command.

[nix-shell:~/elemental-chat/tests]$ npm audit fix
npm WARN [email protected] No description
npm WARN [email protected] No repository field.

up to date in 0.783s

41 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

fixed 0 of 1 vulnerability in 212 scanned packages
  1 vulnerability required manual review and could not be updated

With the ‘npm test’ command I tried to test it unfortunately it also failed.

nix-shell:~/elemental-chat/tests]$ npm test

> [email protected] test /home/student/elemental-chat/tests
> npm run test:setup && npm run test:standard


> [email protected] test:setup /home/student/elemental-chat/tests
> CARGO_TARGET_DIR=../target cargo build --release --target wasm32-unknown-unknown && dna-util -c ../elemental-chat.dna.workdir

    Finished release [optimized] target(s) in 0.05s

> [email protected] test:standard /home/student/elemental-chat/tests
> TRYORAMA_LOG_LEVEL=info RUST_LOG=holochain::core::ribosome::host_fn::debug=debug RUST_BACKTRACE=1 ts-node src/index.ts | tap-diff

        12:31:30 [tryorama] info: Using the following settings from environment variables:
        12:31:30 [tryorama] info: {
          "adminInterfaceId": "tryorama-interface-admin",
          "appInterfaceId": "tryorama-interface-app",
          "stateDumpOnError": true,
          "zomeCallTimeoutMs": 90000,
          "conductorTimeoutMs": 125000,
          "strictConductorTimeout": false,
          "chooseFreePort": false,
          "logLevel": "info",
          "portRange": [
            33000,
            34000
          ],
          "legacy": false,
          "singletonAppId": "TRYORAMA_APP",
          "holochainPath": "holochain",
          "lairPath": "lair-keystore"
        }

  chat away
        FIXME: ignoring onJoin
        12:31:30 [tryorama] info: Spawning lair for test with keystore at:  /tmp/tmp.PPbYVPDoH5/tryorama/vypSXL/keystore
        12:31:30 [tryorama] info: Using conductor path:  holochain
        12:31:30 [tryorama] info: Holochain version:     holochain 0.0.100
        12:31:30 [tryorama] info: Conductor config path: /tmp/tmp.PPbYVPDoH5/tryorama/vypSXL/conductor-config.yml
        12:31:30 info: 
        ☉☉☉ [[[CONDUCTOR c0]]]
        ☉ 
        ☉ ###HOLOCHAIN_SETUP###
        ☉ ###ADMIN_PORT:33000###
        ☉ ###HOLOCHAIN_SETUP_END###
        ☉ Conductor ready.
        ☉ 
        12:31:30 [tryorama] info: Conductor 'c0' process spawning completed.
        12:31:32 [tryorama] error: Test error: {
          type: 'error',
          data: {
            type: 'internal_error',
            data: 'Conductor returned an error while using a ConductorApi: EntryDefStoreError(DnaError(WasmError(Compile("link error: Import not found, namespace: env, name: __debug"))))'
          }
        }
    ✖  Test threw an exception. See output for details. at <anonymous> (/home/student/elemental-chat/tests/node_modules/@holochain/tryorama/src/middleware.ts:137:13)
        undefinedundefined
        12:31:32 [tryorama] info: conductor 'c0' exited with code null
        FIXME: ignoring onLeave
    ✖  test exited without ending: multi-chunk at process.<anonymous> (/home/student/elemental-chat/tests/node_modules/tape/index.js:85:19)
        undefinedundefined

passed: 0  failed: 2  of 2 tests  (17.1s)

2 of 2 tests failed.

npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! [email protected] test:standard: `TRYORAMA_LOG_LEVEL=info RUST_LOG=holochain::core::ribosome::host_fn::debug=debug RUST_BACKTRACE=1 ts-node src/index.ts | tap-diff`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Failed at the [email protected] test:standard script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/student/.npm/_logs/2021-02-13T11_31_45_731Z-debug.log
npm ERR! Test failed.  See above for more details.

[nix-shell:~/elemental-chat/tests]$ 

As mentioned in this pull request I have also tried it with this command in between.

Has someone managed to get this working?

Yes, I was able to. I think the main issue here is holochain versions, the nix shell you are in has a different version that the elemental chat is compiled with. This will change once nix files are added to the repo, in the meanwhile you can try to compile holochain from the core repository with the hash with which elemental chat was compiled: https://github.com/holochain/elemental-chat/blob/develop/zomes/chat/Cargo.toml.

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Thank you for your input.

Your linked file says:

...
[dependencies]

hdk3 = { git = "https://github.com/holochain/holochain.git", rev = "91d08f6574b2de41f5fcd27c23abfceeb54912a5" }
...

I looked up the syntax this says that the github branch of the holochain repository with the branch hash of “91d08f6574b2de41f5fcd27c23abfceeb54912a5” was used to compile the elemental-chat. Am I right?

Now for me the question was which branch has this hash.
I looked up all hashes for all branches unfortunately none of them matches.

I must miss something crucial here but I dont know what.

command output
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So that hash isn’t really associated with any branch. You need to just do git checkout HASH inside the core repository and then compile the source code.

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Thank you very much I now got the “npm test” command working.

Do you maybe know if the “elemental-chat-ui” is allready ported to the Holochain RSM?
https://github.com/holochain/elemental-chat-uia

Well it’s actually been built only for RSM. So yeah, I’ve been able to make it work, although beware of environment variables inside the js code and setting them in the package.json

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