Pluto fails to Compile Plots

When I enter

using Plots

in Pluto.jl it gives the following error. I just updated to the latest version. Before that all it would do is load continually, without an error message.

Failed to precompile Plots [91a5bcdd-55d7-5caf-9e0b-520d859cae80] to C:\Users\Brett\.julia\compiled\v1.5\Plots\ld3vC_mOjfj.ji.

    error(::String)@error.jl:33
    compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String)@loading.jl:1305
    _require(::Base.PkgId)@loading.jl:1030
    require(::Base.PkgId)@loading.jl:928
    require(::Module, ::Symbol)@loading.jl:923
    top-level scope@Local: 1

If Pluto.jl isn’t loaded, is there still the same problem? (i.e. using Plots directly into the REPL where you typed Pluto.run()?)




using Pluto
using Plots
f(x)=x
plot(f)

works fine, it's only in the Pluto notebook, that I can't load Plots.

![Screenshot (119)|690x388](upload://vot4uVloWLHfLcRsATumbvIjV0G.png)
  From worker 3:      Installed Homebrew ─────────────────── v0.7.1
  From worker 3:      Installed HTTPClient ───────────────── v0.2.1
  From worker 3:      Installed ApplicationBuilderAppUtils ─ v0.1.1
  From worker 3:      Installed ColorTypes ───────────────── v0.8.0
  From worker 3:      Installed BinDeps ──────────────────── v0.8.10
  From worker 3:      Installed JSON ─────────────────────── v0.20.0
  From worker 3:      Installed SimpleDirectMediaLayer ───── v0.1.1
  From worker 3:      Installed Glob ─────────────────────── v1.2.0
  From worker 3:      Installed LibCURL ──────────────────── v0.5.2
  From worker 3:      Installed ArgParse ─────────────────── v0.6.2
  From worker 3:    ERROR: LoadError: UndefVarError: XRGB not defined
  From worker 3:    Stacktrace:
  From worker 3:     [1] top-level scope at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\Colors\kc2v8\src\Colors.jl:7 (repeats 

2 times)
From worker 3: [2] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
From worker 3: [3] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
From worker 3: [4] top-level scope at none:2
From worker 3: [5] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
From worker 3: [6] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
From worker 3: [7] top-level scope at .\none:3
From worker 3: in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett.julia\packages\Colors\kc2v8\src\Colors.jl:7
From worker 3: ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile Colors [5ae59095-9a9b-59fe-a467-6f913c188581] to C:\Users\Brett.julia\compiled\v1.5\Colors\NKjaT_mOjfj.ji.
From worker 3: Stacktrace:
From worker 3: [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
From worker 3: [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
From worker 3: [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
From worker 3: [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
From worker 3: [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
From worker 3: [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
From worker 3: [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
From worker 3: [8] top-level scope at none:2
From worker 3: [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
From worker 3: [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
From worker 3: [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
From worker 3: in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett.julia\packages\ColorSchemes\R4W4Y\src\ColorSchemes.jl:15
From worker 3: ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile ColorSchemes [35d6a980-a343-548e-a6ea-1d62b119f2f4] to C:\Users\Brett.julia\compiled\v1.5\ColorSchemes\EO5fj_mOjfj.ji.
From worker 3: Stacktrace:
From worker 3: [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
From worker 3: [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
From worker 3: [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
From worker 3: [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
From worker 3: [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
From worker 3: [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
From worker 3: [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
From worker 3: [8] top-level scope at none:2
From worker 3: [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
From worker 3: [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
From worker 3: [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
From worker 3: in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett.julia\packages\PlotUtils\3Ttrk\src\PlotUtils.jl:3
From worker 3: ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile PlotUtils [995b91a9-d308-5afd-9ec6-746e21dbc043] to C:\Users\Brett.julia\compiled\v1.5\PlotUtils\YveHG_mOjfj.ji.
From worker 3: Stacktrace:
From worker 3: [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
From worker 3: [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
From worker 3: [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
From worker 3: [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
From worker 3: [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
From worker 3: [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
From worker 3: [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
From worker 3: [8] top-level scope at none:2
From worker 3: [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
From worker 3: [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
From worker 3: [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
From worker 3: in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett.julia\packages\Plots\vsE7b\src\Plots.jl:20
From worker 3: ERROR: LoadError: UndefVarError: XRGB not defined
From worker 3: Stacktrace:
From worker 3: [1] top-level scope at C:\Users\Brett.julia\packages\Colors\kc2v8\src\Colors.jl:7 (repeats
2 times)
From worker 3: [2] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
From worker 3: [3] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
From worker 3: [4] top-level scope at none:2
From worker 3: [5] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
From worker 3: [6] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
From worker 3: [7] top-level scope at .\none:3
From worker 3: in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett.julia\packages\Colors\kc2v8\src\Colors.jl:7
From worker 3: ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile Colors [5ae59095-9a9b-59fe-a467-6f913c188581] to C:\Users\Brett.julia\compiled\v1.5\Colors\NKjaT_mOjfj.ji.
From worker 3: Stacktrace:
From worker 3: [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
From worker 3: [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
From worker 3: [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
From worker 3: [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
From worker 3: [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
From worker 3: [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
From worker 3: [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
From worker 3: [8] top-level scope at none:2
From worker 3: [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
From worker 3: [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
From worker 3: [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
From worker 3: in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett.julia\packages\ColorSchemes\R4W4Y\src\ColorSchemes.jl:15
From worker 3: ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile ColorSchemes [35d6a980-a343-548e-a6ea-1d62b119f2f4] to C:\Users\Brett.julia\compiled\v1.5\ColorSchemes\EO5fj_mOjfj.ji.
From worker 3: Stacktrace:
From worker 3: [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
From worker 3: [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
From worker 3: [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
From worker 3: [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
From worker 3: [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
From worker 3: [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
From worker 3: [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
From worker 3: [8] top-level scope at none:2
From worker 3: [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
From worker 3: [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
From worker 3: [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
From worker 3: in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett.julia\packages\PlotUtils\3Ttrk\src\PlotUtils.jl:3
From worker 3: ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile PlotUtils [995b91a9-d308-5afd-9ec6-746e21dbc043] to C:\Users\Brett.julia\compiled\v1.5\PlotUtils\YveHG_mOjfj.ji.
From worker 3: Stacktrace:
From worker 3: [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
From worker 3: [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
From worker 3: [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
From worker 3: [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
From worker 3: [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
From worker 3: [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
From worker 3: [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
From worker 3: [8] top-level scope at none:2
From worker 3: [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
From worker 3: [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
From worker 3: [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
From worker 3: in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett.julia\packages\Plots\vsE7b\src\Plots.jl:20
^C

This looks very similar to https://github.com/JuliaLang/julia/issues/35663

Sounds like a bigger problem, but I’m not completely sure I understand. Is the problem with Julia, that Pluto is incompatible with REPL, something to do with paths, or something to do with colors?

I updated to the latest version of Pluto, and Plots, I’m not sure what the issue is. Should I try to update some of these packages not loading right?

Failed to precompile Plots [91a5bcdd-55d7-5caf-9e0b-520d859cae80] to C:\Users\Brett\.julia\compiled\v1.5\Plots\ld3vC_mOjfj.ji.

    error(::String)@error.jl:33
    compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String)@loading.jl:1305
    _require(::Base.PkgId)@loading.jl:1030
    require(::Base.PkgId)@loading.jl:928
    require(::Module, ::Symbol)@loading.jl:923
    top-level scope@Local: 1
     From worker 2:    ERROR: LoadError: UndefVarError: XRGB not defined
      From worker 2:    Stacktrace:
      From worker 2:     [1] top-level scope at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\Colors\kc2v8\src\Colors.jl:7 (repeats 
2 times)
      From worker 2:     [2] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
      From worker 2:     [3] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
      From worker 2:     [4] top-level scope at none:2
      From worker 2:     [5] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
      From worker 2:     [6] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
      From worker 2:     [7] top-level scope at .\none:3
      From worker 2:    in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\Colors\kc2v8\src\Colors.jl:7        
      From worker 2:    ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile Colors [5ae59095-9a9b-59fe-a467-6f913c188581] to C:\Users\Brett\.julia\compiled\v1.5\Colors\NKjaT_mOjfj.ji.
      From worker 2:    Stacktrace:
      From worker 2:     [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
      From worker 2:     [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
      From worker 2:     [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
      From worker 2:     [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
      From worker 2:     [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
      From worker 2:     [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
      From worker 2:     [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
      From worker 2:     [8] top-level scope at none:2
      From worker 2:     [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
      From worker 2:     [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
      From worker 2:     [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
      From worker 2:    in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\ColorSchemes\R4W4Y\src\ColorSchemes.jl:15
      From worker 2:    ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile ColorSchemes [35d6a980-a343-548e-a6ea-1d62b119f2f4] to C:\Users\Brett\.julia\compiled\v1.5\ColorSchemes\EO5fj_mOjfj.ji.
      From worker 2:    Stacktrace:
      From worker 2:     [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
      From worker 2:     [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
      From worker 2:     [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
      From worker 2:     [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
      From worker 2:     [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
      From worker 2:     [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
      From worker 2:     [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
      From worker 2:     [8] top-level scope at none:2
      From worker 2:     [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
      From worker 2:     [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
      From worker 2:     [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
      From worker 2:    in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\Gaston\ctAQy\src\Gaston.jl:18       
      From worker 2:    ERROR: LoadError: UndefVarError: XRGB not defined
      From worker 2:    Stacktrace:
      From worker 2:     [1] top-level scope at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\Colors\kc2v8\src\Colors.jl:7 (repeats 
2 times)
      From worker 2:     [2] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
      From worker 2:     [3] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
      From worker 2:     [4] top-level scope at none:2
      From worker 2:     [5] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
      From worker 2:     [6] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
      From worker 2:     [7] top-level scope at .\none:3
      From worker 2:    in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\Colors\kc2v8\src\Colors.jl:7        
      From worker 2:    ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile Colors [5ae59095-9a9b-59fe-a467-6f913c188581] to C:\Users\Brett\.julia\compiled\v1.5\Colors\NKjaT_mOjfj.ji.
      From worker 2:    Stacktrace:
      From worker 2:     [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
      From worker 2:     [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
      From worker 2:     [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
      From worker 2:     [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
      From worker 2:     [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
      From worker 2:     [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
      From worker 2:     [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
      From worker 2:     [8] top-level scope at none:2
      From worker 2:     [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
      From worker 2:     [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
      From worker 2:     [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
      From worker 2:    in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\ColorSchemes\R4W4Y\src\ColorSchemes.jl:15
      From worker 2:    ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile ColorSchemes [35d6a980-a343-548e-a6ea-1d62b119f2f4] to C:\Users\Brett\.julia\compiled\v1.5\ColorSchemes\EO5fj_mOjfj.ji.
      From worker 2:    Stacktrace:
      From worker 2:     [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
      From worker 2:     [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
      From worker 2:     [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
      From worker 2:     [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
      From worker 2:     [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
      From worker 2:     [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
      From worker 2:     [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
      From worker 2:     [8] top-level scope at none:2
      From worker 2:     [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
      From worker 2:     [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
      From worker 2:     [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
      From worker 2:    in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\PlotUtils\3Ttrk\src\PlotUtils.jl:3  
      From worker 2:    ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile PlotUtils [995b91a9-d308-5afd-9ec6-746e21dbc043] to C:\Users\Brett\.julia\compiled\v1.5\PlotUtils\YveHG_mOjfj.ji.
      From worker 2:    Stacktrace:
      From worker 2:     [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
      From worker 2:     [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
      From worker 2:     [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
      From worker 2:     [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
      From worker 2:     [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
      From worker 2:     [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
      From worker 2:     [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
      From worker 2:     [8] top-level scope at none:2
      From worker 2:     [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
      From worker 2:     [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
      From worker 2:     [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
      From worker 2:    in expression starting at C:\Users\Brett\.julia\packages\Plots\vsE7b\src\Plots.jl:20
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Hi!

I face the same issue and share the exact same questions with you. Am responding here just to reinforce the fact that others face it as well and that we cannot keep on working on Pluto these days, if something of such importance, such as failing to load Plots, happens. Finally, fyi Pluto fails to precompile the HypothesisTests package too, which means that it is probably something of a more general nature.

Any help from the Pluto people is more than welcome!

It’s not just plots, it seems to be any package that has not already been added to Pluto, I have tried the same thing with other packages. @Syx_Pek 's claim that it’s opening a new session seems to be in agreement with this.

Any news regarding this issue? I’m facing the same problem with a package that uses DataFrames.
It started to happen only after i upgraded Pluto, Makie and AbstractPlotting to the latest versions. Updating DataFrames and PooledArrays didn’t help.

  From worker 2:    ERROR: LoadError: UndefVarError: invrefpool not defined
  From worker 2:    Stacktrace:
  From worker 2:     [1] getproperty(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\Base.jl:26
  From worker 2:     [2] top-level scope at C:\Users\rgal\.julia\packages\PooledArrays\4I2sD\src\PooledArrays.jl:162
  From worker 2:     [3] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
  From worker 2:     [4] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
  From worker 2:     [5] top-level scope at none:2
  From worker 2:     [6] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
  From worker 2:     [7] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
  From worker 2:     [8] top-level scope at .\none:3
  From worker 2:    in expression starting at C:\Users\rgal\.julia\packages\PooledArrays\4I2sD\src\PooledArrays.jl:162
  From worker 2:    ERROR: LoadError: Failed to precompile PooledArrays [2dfb63ee-cc39-5dd5-95bd-886bf059d720] to C:\Users\rgal\.julia\compiled\v1.5\PooledArrays\vi11X_UUqnl.ji.
  From worker 2:    Stacktrace:
  From worker 2:     [1] error(::String) at .\error.jl:33
  From worker 2:     [2] compilecache(::Base.PkgId, ::String) at .\loading.jl:1305
  From worker 2:     [3] _require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:1030
  From worker 2:     [4] require(::Base.PkgId) at .\loading.jl:928
  From worker 2:     [5] require(::Module, ::Symbol) at .\loading.jl:923
  From worker 2:     [6] include(::Function, ::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:380
  From worker 2:     [7] include(::Module, ::String) at .\Base.jl:368
  From worker 2:     [8] top-level scope at none:2
  From worker 2:     [9] eval at .\boot.jl:331 [inlined]
  From worker 2:     [10] eval(::Expr) at .\client.jl:467
  From worker 2:     [11] top-level scope at .\none:3
  From worker 2:    in expression starting at C:\Users\rgal\.julia\packages\DataFrames\oQ5c7\src\DataFrames.jl:4