Until we find a fix for using holonix on Big Sur (see Holonix fails on latest MacOS: Big Sur)
…those of us on Big Sur who are relentlessly trying to develop HC apps have a few options:
- Use Docker
- Use a vitualization tool like Multipass ( see my post within Is there a hello world or simple chat app for RSM? )
- Go straight to raw rustup/cargo etc on the mac – ie no nix, and no linux-within-mac
Any of these should be considered workarounds until holonix is fixed, as that is the blessed path.
Having said that, after trying all three, I’ve found #3 to be the simplest and fastest.
Here’s what I did in a nutshell:
curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh rustup update # probably not needed rustup install stable rustup default stable git clone https://github.com/holochain/holochain cd holochain cargo install --path crates/holochain cargo install --path crates/dna_util cargo install --path crates/hc cargo install --git https://github.com/holochain/lair yes | holochain -i