Solution for anyone trying to install AppVeyor BYOC on an M1 Mac

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Oliver Collyer

03 Oct, 2021 09:37 AM

Following the default instructions at ( end up with an error at the point of installing the AppVeyor host agent, relating to the architecture.

I think the AppVeyor cmdlet needs updating to support M1 or something (not really sure), but in the meantime you can do it via emulation:

First Install Homebrew to run under Rosetta (this can exist fine alongside a native install):

arch -x86_64 /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

When installing powershell do it like this instead:

arch -x86_64 brew install cask powershell

Now follow the usual instructions once inside a powershell terminal, to install the AppVeyor Host Agent.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 03 Oct, 2021 11:51 PM

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    Hi Oliver,

    Thanks for sharing the instructions! Even if there is .NET 6 now which supports M1 PowerShell itself is still based on .NET 5, so emulation is, perhaps, the only solution now.

  2. Feodor Fitsner closed this discussion on 04 Dec, 2021 09:02 PM.

  3. Oliver Collyer re-opened this discussion on 09 Sep, 2022 12:13 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Oliver Collyer on 09 Sep, 2022 12:13 PM

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    Now that MS have released a version of .Net with native Arm64 support, could we see some movement on properly supporting the host-agent on M1 Macs?

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