I’ve followed the excellent introductory lecture here: Plutus Pioneer Program - Iteration #2 - Lecture #1 - YouTube, and now I’m trying to follow the instructions and set up Plutus playground locally. I am running a windows machine but working inside a docker environment that inherits from the Nix image at dockerhub (nixos/nix - I’m completely new to Nix but have lots of Docker experience).
What I have done:
I also followed the cache instructions, adding the two lines underneath to my
/etc/nix/nix.conffile before building the nix shell
I pulled down the two repos required in the example and checked out the correct version, but when I run the
nix-shellcommand it builds for a very long time (currently ~90 minutes and counting)
I think the cache commands are working correctly, because I see lots of ‘https://hydra.iohk.io’ in the source addresses (eg. see image below) but I can’t be sure that this is the case… is this just a very slow step?
If anyone else has tips for how to set this up robustly and quickly (I suppose I’ll need to do this a few times in the future as the source code is changing constantly) I’d be really eager to hear!
– UPDATE –
It did finish running some time later, and I was able to continue with the instructions. But remaining steps continue to be slow for me (are they highly resource intensive?).
How do I break out a single
nix-shell session into multiple windows? I’m using tmux inside the nix-shell for now, but it’s unclear if it’s working or not (the
npm start command is now running very slowly), I think it is blocked (after ~5 minutes, I see
Awaiting for locks or build slots..., cannot add image due to new user restrictions on 1 image per post)