Trying the build the Internet Identity canister locally on MacOS. Is it possible?

when trying to run the build, I get the following error:

error: failed to add native library /var/folders/30/7j228pcj5gx99lq_qsxxd3xw0000gn/T/cargo-installDsxVth/release/build/wabt-sys-5c97f456420b4626/out/build/libwabt.a: file too small to be an archive

error: aborting due to previous error

error: could not compile `wabt-sys`

To learn more, run the command again with --verbose.
warning: build failed, waiting for other jobs to finish...
error: failed to compile `ic-cdk-optimizer v0.3.1`, intermediate artifacts can be found at `/var/folders/30/7j228pcj5gx99lq_qsxxd3xw0000gn/T/cargo-installDsxVth`

Caused by:
  build failed
The build step failed for canister 'rwlgt-iiaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa-cai' with an embedded error: The custom tool failed.

does anyone know how to resolve this error?

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Are you on a M1 mac? I’ve heard other people having problems with the new Apple silicon. If that’s the case, you could give Multipass 1.8 a try. It’s an emulator that can run Ubuntu, and it’s been confirmed to be compatible with M1 macs.

Have the same issue … on a MacM1 … moving to an ubuntu docker … :slight_smile: Thanks for posting so I could find it and stop chasing it …

It can be done on mac M1 pretty easy. Here’s the link to how I got it to run Setup Internet identity locally failed - MacBook M1 - #5 by Jesse

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be sure to pay attention to the “edit” that I left under the solution. You’ll have to try building it the way the “README” file says. it’ll fail, then you make the changes I mention in the link

Coolio, thanks … I had time today to go back and try the local M1 install … basically your steps worked:
Setup Internet identity locally failed - MacBook M1 - #5 by Jesse

with an addition of changing package.json for I got some ERESOLVE errors for some jest packages…
change package.json to:

“ts-jest”: “^27.1.0”,
@types/jest”: “^27.0.3”,

and it worked as expected at that point…
cloned the repo, ran it once got this:


error: failed to add native library /var/folders/p8/w2kg1md960n_0m8cnvx4sld40000gn/T/cargo-install950Ib6/release/build/wabt-sys-5c97f456420b4626/out/build/libwabt.a: file too small to be an archive

error: aborting due to previous error

error: could not compile `wabt-sys`

To learn more, run the command again with --verbose.
warning: build failed, waiting for other jobs to finish...
error: failed to compile `ic-cdk-optimizer v0.3.1`, intermediate artifacts can be found at `/var/folders/p8/w2kg1md960n_0m8cnvx4sld40000gn/T/cargo-install950Ib6`

Caused by:
  build failed
The build step failed for canister 'rwlgt-iiaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa-cai' with an embedded error: The custom tool failed.

Then made the change to the build step as you suggested:

"build": "cargo build --release --target wasm32-unknown-unknown",

then deleted the package-lock, reran install, restarted dfx server, and it deployed …

Awesome Sauce!
thanks again,
-M

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Hey @Jesse I also use the same method, but when I run npm run start prompts me
Unable to load'@webpack-cli/serve' command
Then I modified “webpack-cli”: “4.9.0”
npm run start again but it prompts me

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/addDevice.ts
./src/frontend/src/flows/addDevice.ts 97:18-23
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/addDevice.ts(97,19)
      TS2571: Object is of type 'unknown'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 9:20-48

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/addDeviceUserNumber.ts
./src/frontend/src/flows/addDeviceUserNumber.ts 81:18-23
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/addDeviceUserNumber.ts(81,19)
      TS2571: Object is of type 'unknown'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/flows/loginUnknown.ts 10:30-62
 @ ./src/frontend/src/flows/login.ts 13:23-48
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 7:16-40

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/login.ts
./src/frontend/src/flows/login.ts 69:6-12
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/login.ts(69,7)
      TS2322: Type 'unknown' is not assignable to type 'string | undefined'.
  Type 'unknown' is not assignable to type 'string'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 7:16-40

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts
./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 205:37-42
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts(205,38)
      TS2345: Argument of type 'unknown' is not assignable to parameter of type 'Error'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts
./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 226:38-43
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts(226,39)
      TS2345: Argument of type 'unknown' is not assignable to parameter of type 'Error'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts
./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 245:38-43
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts(245,39)
      TS2345: Argument of type 'unknown' is not assignable to parameter of type 'Error'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts
./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 364:16-19
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts(364,17)
      TS2571: Object is of type 'unknown'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/recovery/setupRecovery.ts
./src/frontend/src/flows/recovery/setupRecovery.ts 38:20-23
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/recovery/setupRecovery.ts(38,21)
      TS2571: Object is of type 'unknown'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 15:24-59
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/recovery/setupRecovery.ts
./src/frontend/src/flows/recovery/setupRecovery.ts 78:14-17
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/flows/recovery/setupRecovery.ts(78,15)
      TS2571: Object is of type 'unknown'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 15:24-59
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts
./src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts 87:33-38
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts(87,34)
      TS2322: Type 'unknown' is not assignable to type 'Error'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 5:23-55
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts
./src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts 110:33-38
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts(110,34)
      TS2322: Type 'unknown' is not assignable to type 'Error'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 5:23-55
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts
./src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts 136:8-13
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts(136,9)
      TS2322: Type 'unknown' is not assignable to type 'Error'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 5:23-55
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts
./src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts 163:33-38
[tsl] ERROR in /Users/liqi/Desktop/dfinity/internet-identity-main/src/frontend/src/utils/iiConnection.ts(163,34)
      TS2322: Type 'unknown' is not assignable to type 'Error'.
 @ ./src/frontend/src/flows/manage.ts 5:23-55
 @ ./src/frontend/src/index.ts 10:17-42

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webpack 5.45.1 compiled with 13 errors in 2309 ms

Leave my solution, give friends who have the same problem, if you also use MacBook M1.
step1
cargo install ic-cdk-optimizer --version 0.3.1
step2