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ape console fails to load on macOS 12.2 w/ venv

See original GitHub issue

Environment information

  • ape and plugin versions:
$ ape --version

$ ape plugins list
No secondary plugins installed. Use '--all' to see available plugins.

* Python Version: 3.8.12
* OS: macOS 12.2.1 (21D62)

What went wrong?

I freshly installed “ape” on my macbook and was testing each of the high level commands and noticed that one of the commands “console” did not Error out gracefully.

  • what command you ran ape console

  • full output of the error you received

(ape_venv) ZKPunks-MacBook-Pro:ape_experiments ZKPunk$ ape console
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/bin/ape", line 8, in <module>
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/", line 1128, in __call__
    return self.main(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/", line 1053, in main
    rv = self.invoke(ctx)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ape/", line 40, in invoke
    return super().invoke(ctx)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/", line 1659, in invoke
    return _process_result(sub_ctx.command.invoke(sub_ctx))
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ape/cli/", line 18, in invoke
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/", line 1395, in invoke
    return ctx.invoke(self.callback, **ctx.params)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/", line 754, in invoke
    return __callback(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/", line 84, in new_func
    return ctx.invoke(f, obj, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/", line 754, in invoke
    return __callback(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ape_console/", line 24, in cli
    return console(verbose=verbose)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ape_console/", line 61, in console
    IPython.embed(colors="Neutral", banner1=banner, user_ns=namespace)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/IPython/terminal/", line 397, in embed
    shell = InteractiveShellEmbed.instance(_init_location_id='%s:%s' % (
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/traitlets/config/", line 540, in instance
    inst = cls(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/IPython/terminal/", line 168, in __init__
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/IPython/terminal/", line 619, in __init__
    super(TerminalInteractiveShell, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/IPython/core/", line 529, in __init__
  File "/Users/ZKPunk/py_venv/ape_venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/IPython/core/", line 788, in init_virtualenv
    new_path = p.readlink()
AttributeError: 'PosixPath' object has no attribute 'readlink'

How can it be fixed?

I am yet to dig into the actual cause of the error; maybe “console” expects a plugin to be installed, if thats the case it should still be handled gracefully.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:5 (3 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

fubuloubucommented, Mar 4, 2022

Also what virtualenv are you using? I see init_virtualenv in the stack trace, making me think it’s related to that.

Probably a good quetsion to ask on the issue template… 🤔

fubuloubucommented, Mar 4, 2022

for those reading at home, run this first before installing eth-ape:

$ pip install -U pip
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