Self hosted mac runner, agent shuts down as soon as it starts

I’m trying to set up a self hosted mac runner to run our mobile pipelines. I’ve setup an M1 MBP(Ventura 13.0.1) per this document.When I start the agent (the last step in the setup link) it starts up successfully and immediately shuts down. Here’s what the logs say:

2023-02-21 08:10:46.944262 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: internal event: SPAWNED, code = 0
2023-02-21 08:10:46.944269 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: service state: xpcproxy
2023-02-21 08:10:46.944276 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: deferred event: domain spawn response: 0
2023-02-21 08:10:46.944284 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: internal event: SOURCE_ATTACH, code = 0
2023-02-21 08:10:46.952644 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: service state: running
2023-02-21 08:10:46.952665 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: internal event: INIT, code = 0
2023-02-21 08:10:46.952681 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: Successfully spawned circleci-launch-agent[21737] because inefficient
2023-02-21 08:10:46.960455 (pid/21737 [circleci-launch]) <Notice>: uncorking exec source upfront
2023-02-21 08:10:46.960478 (pid/21737 [circleci-launch]) <Notice>: created
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967048 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: exited due to exit(1)
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967073 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: service state: exited
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967080 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: internal event: EXITED, code = 0
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967085 (system) <Notice>: service inactive: com.circleci.runner
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967089 (system/com.circleci.runner [21737]) <Notice>: service state: not running
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967096 (system/com.circleci.runner) <Notice>: Service only ran for 0 seconds. Pushing respawn out by 3 seconds.
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967165 (system/com.circleci.runner) <Notice>: internal event: WILL_SPAWN, code = 0
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967184 (system/com.circleci.runner) <Notice>: service state: spawn scheduled
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967187 (system/com.circleci.runner) <Notice>: service throttled by 3 seconds
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967195 (pid/21737 [circleci-launch]) <Notice>: shutting down
2023-02-21 08:10:46.967203 (pid/21737 [circleci-launch]) <Notice>: cleaning up

I’ve tried googling and going through these forums but I couldn’t find any clues or info. Any help is appreciated.


Would it be possible to confirm the version of the ./ that was downloaded as you are on a m1 can you confirm you downloaded

# For macOS M1:
export platform=darwin/arm64 && sh ./

Would it be possible to share if you changed any settings within the launch-agent-config.yaml if so what did you set?

Finally, would it be possible to run the commands from the troubleshooting guide linked below to see if this resolves your issues.

Kind Regards
Owen Oliver

Hi Owner,

It turned out to be a silly issue. I copy pasted the launch-agent-file but forgot to change the domain so it was using something like to connect which obviously wouldn’t work.