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Local development environment

Drupal tools setup

We are using Dev Tools for Drupal module and site development.


  1. Make sure that you have latest versions of all required software installed:
  2. Docker
  3. Pygmy
  4. Ahoy
  5. Make sure that all local web development services are shut down (apache/nginx, mysql, MAMP etc).


  1. curl | bash
  2. pygmy up
  3. ahoy build

Find more information about Dev Tools at


Pygmy issues (macOS)

zsh: command not found: pygmy

Solution: 1. Ensure that ruby is installed on your machine by issuing the following command on your terminal. (Skip to step 3 if already installed). ruby -v

  1. If not installed, enter the following command to install to ruby: brew install ruby

  2. Update the PATH environment variable to point to Homebrew's Ruby installation. Replace .zshrc with .bash_profile if you're using bash.

echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/ruby/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc

  1. Install pygmy by issuing the following command:

gem install pygmy

  1. Update the PATH environment variable to add binaries installed by gem. Replace 3.0.0 with the version number of ruby you've installed.

echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/ruby/bin:/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/3.0.0/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc

Docker issues (macOS)

docker: Error response from daemon: dial uni docker.raw.sock: connect: no such file or directory

Solution: 1. Enter the following command to restart Docker service:

service docker restart

  1. If the error persists, reinstall Docker.

Ahoy issues (macOS)

Could not load API JWT Token, error was:                               [warning]
' Permission denied (publickey)'.

Solution: 1. Ensure that your SSH public keys (either ssh-rsa or ssh-ed25519) have been added to your Lagoon account settings. Replace username with your own username.

On macOS, SSH keys can be found on the following directory: /Users/username/.ssh/

On Windows, SSH keys are typically located at: C:\Users\username\.ssh

SSH Keys

To generate SSH keys in macOS, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the following command in the terminal window:

ssh-keygen -t rsa

This starts the key generation process. When you execute this command, the ssh-keygen utility prompts you to indicate where to store the key.

  1. Press the ENTER key to accept the default location. The ssh-keygen utility prompts you for a passphrase.

  2. Type in a passphrase. You can also hit the ENTER key to accept the default (no passphrase). However, this is not recommended.

Your public key is saved to the; file and is the key you should add to your Lagoon account settings. You can save this key to the clipboard by running the following command:

pbcopy < ~/.ssh/

See Pygmy Troubleshooting SSH Key Issues for more information.