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Darwin 20.1.0 Install

I thought this would already be answered: Big Sur latest build. Netdata fails the BASH script for install. Has this issue ben reviewed ?

Hello @James-Walker,

Please, can you copy the error for us? I do not have a Big Sur to test, but I would like to see the error to help you.

Best regards!


I thought you referred to MacOS Big Sur, but in the title it says Darwin. Can you please verify to what OS you are referring to exactly?


Hey @James-Walker,

I see that Big Sur is extremely new, so unpredicted regressions are sometimes expected. Please do be patient as I go back with engineering and we return here with more information…

Thanks for bearing with us and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Just signed up to help!

Here’s the message I got from running the bash install script:

djewell@m1mini ~ % bash <(curl -Ss
System            : Darwin
Operating System  : Darwin 20.1.0
Machine           : arm64
BASH major version: 
 WARNING  Cannot detect the packages to be installed on a Darwin - Darwin 20.1.0 system. 

Press ENTER to attempt netdata installation > ^C

djewell@m1mini ~ % bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.57(1)-release (arm64-apple-darwin20)
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Hi @djewell,

It seems that our kickstart script needs to be updated for Big Sur.

While we don’t have access to M1 Macs yet so I can’t confirm the actual result for you, the following instructions for building from source work fine for us on Big Sur / Intel:

Please note that when claiming the agent to the cloud you need to specify the full path of the claim script which if you use the default install location would be:
sudo /usr/local/netdata/usr/sbin/ -token=…

Could you give this a try and let us know how you get on?