Spacy Model Linkage Error when launching Rasa X

Hello and thanks in advance to anyone who can help. When launching rasa x I get the following error on Mac OS X:

rasa.core.agent  - Could not load model due to Model 'en_core_web_md' is not a linked spaCy model.  Please download and/or link a spaCy model, e.g. by running:
python -m spacy download en_core_web_md
python -m spacy link en_core_web_md en.

Due to network restrictions, I have downloaded the model as a tarball and linked it as follows: python -m spacy link ../SPACY_en_Models/en_core_web_md-2.1.0.tar.gz en

This appears to have worked, based on the following output:

Linking successful
../SPACY_en_Models/en_core_web_md-2.1.0.tar.gz -->

You can now load the model via spacy.load('en')

However, it still results in the original error.

Thanks so much.

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Hm, what does your config look like? It may be that you actually need to link it to the en_core_web_md name

Thanks Akela, that’s a good idea. Unfortunately, linking to “en_core_web_md” produced the same error. I’ve submitted a bug report on this as well: Spacy Model Linkage Error when launching Rasa X · Issue #4650 · RasaHQ/rasa · GitHub which has more information.

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