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DSS stratup failed


I'm trying to install DSS on MacBook Pro M1 ship and I'm getting the following error: 

Starting Data Science

dssHome:/Users/ouardafenek/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home dssBin:/Users/ouardafenek/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home/bin/dss

Starting Java check


[Install] [+] Using Java at /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java : java version "1.8.0_291"


[Install] /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java


[Install] EOF reached

[Java check] EOF reached

[Java check] Exception reading from handle *** -[NSConcreteFileHandle availableData]: No such file or directory

Java check terminated with status 0

Previous failed install exists, installing

[Install] *********************************************

*           Dataiku DSS installer           *



[Install] [!] *****************************************************

[!] /Users/ouardafenek/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home contains a previously failed install of DSS

[!] Moving it out of the way and proceeding

[!] *****************************************************


[Install] [+] Creating data directory: /Users/ouardafenek/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home


[Install] [+] Saving installation log to /Users/ouardafenek/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home/run/install.log


[Install] [+] Using Java at /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java : java version "1.8.0_291"


[Install] [+] Checking required dependencies


[Install] + Detected OS distribution : osx 11.3


[Install] + Checking required packages...


[Install] [+] Installation starting


[Install] [+] Initializing Python environment

[+] Initializing Python environment using platform default


[Install] + Using default base Python for this platform : /usr/bin/python2.7


[Install] created virtual environment in 198ms

  creator CPython2macOsFramework(dest=/Users/ouardafenek/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home/pyenv, clear=False, no_vcs_ignore=False, global=False)

  seeder FromAppData(download=False, pip=bundle, wheel=bundle, setuptools=bundle, via=copy, app_data_dir=/Users/ouardafenek/Library/Application Support/virtualenv)

    added seed packages: pip==20.3.3, setuptools==44.1.1, wheel==0.36.2

  activators PythonActivator,CShellActivator,FishActivator,PowerShellActivator,BashActivator


[Install] [+] Precompiling Dataiku Python code


[Install] /Applications/ line 322:  4896 Killed: 9               "$pythonBin" -m compileall -q "$MYDIR"/python

[-] Error precompiling Dataiku Python code (ignored)

[+] Precompiling Jupyter Python code


[Install] /Applications/ line 322:  4897 Killed: 9               "$pythonBin" -m compileall -q "$MYDIR"/dku-jupyter

[-] Error precompiling Jupyter Python code (ignored)


[Install] EOF reached

[install] EOF reached

[install] Exception reading from handle *** -[NSConcreteFileHandle availableData]: No such file or directory

DSS installer terminated with status 137

DSS installer failed , fatal error



Any help please ??? 

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Hi @ofenek  and welcome to the Dataiku Community. At this time DSS installation on Apple M1 MacBooks is not supported. We currently do not have an ETA for a compatible release. More information about M1 compatibility with DSS can be found on this thread: DSS fail to install on Mac M1.

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Hi @ofenek,

As @CoreyS mentioned, this is a known limitation due to python compilation issues (not really DSS but still). Based on the community thread, you can try to workaround this by installing the Rosetta emulator:



Also, you can try an option with base Python3.7 for 

<DSS_INSTALL_DIR>/ -d <DSS_DATA_DIR> -P python3.7