No function or associated item named `from_abstract_namespace` found for struct `std::os::unix::net::SocketAddr` in the current scope

use std::os::unix::net::{UnixListener, SocketAddr};

fn main() -> std::io::Result<()> {
    let addr = SocketAddr::from_abstract_namespace(b"hidden")?;
    let listener = match UnixListener::bind_addr(&addr) {
        Ok(sock) => sock,
        Err(err) => {
            println!("Couldn't bind: {err:?}");
            return Err(err);



   Compiling playground v0.0.1 (/playground)
    Finished dev [unoptimized + debuginfo] target(s) in 1.30s
     Running `target/debug/playground`

Everything compiles on the playground, but locally I get an error

error[E0599]: no function or associated item named `from_abstract_namespace` found for struct `std::os::unix::net::SocketAddr` in the current scope
 --> src/
6 |     let addr = SocketAddr::from_abstract_namespace(b"hidden")?;
  |                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  |                            |
  |                            function or associated item not found in `std::os::unix::net::SocketAddr`
  |                            help: there is an associated function with a similar name: `from_pathname`

For more information about this error, try `rustc --explain E0599`.
error: could not compile `socket_abstract` due to previous error

Why doesn't my assembly see the standard library?

Your Rust version is probably too old.


nfo: using existing install for 'nightly-x86_64-apple-darwin'
info: override toolchain for '/Users/tatyanasorokina/rust/socket_abstract' set to 'nightly-x86_64-apple-darwin'

  nightly-x86_64-apple-darwin unchanged - rustc 1.65.0-nightly (b44197abb 2022-09-05)

The method does not exist on Mac.

Yes, the method is for Linux, but can't it be compiled into a build? Besides, the error indicates the absence of a function in the standard library - "function or associated item not found in std::os::unix::net::SocketAddr "

You need to use cfgs if you have platform specific code and need to support multiple platforms.

Essentially the function doesn't exist unless the target_os is Linux, so your code that requires it also should not exist unless the target os matches.

The way platform-specific functions work is that conditional compilation is used to make them disappear on other platforms, so your error message is consistent with that being the issue.