Hello I was starting to write some solidity code with brownie as eth-environment, I tried to compile the code and the import statement is showing en error -

ParserError: Source "@smartcontractkit/chainlink-brownie-contracts/contracts/src/v0.8/VRFConsumerBase.sol" not found: File not found. Searched the following locations: "".

Actually I have 2 import statements and both of them was showing error, I sorted the first one out by adding current release version from github, but this one is not sorted and it keeps showing error, here is my solidity imports -

// SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT
pragma solidity ^0.8.7;

import "@openzeppelin/contracts/token/ERC721/ERC721.sol";
import "@smartcontractkit/chainlink-brownie-contracts/contracts/src/v0.8/VRFConsumerBase.sol";

I edited the brownie-config.yaml file -

  - OpenZeppelin/[email protected]
  - smartcontractkit/[email protected]
      - '@openzeppelin=OpenZeppelin/[email protected]'
      - '@chainlink=smartcontractkit/[email protected]'

Any help with some explanation would be of great help, Thanks.

2 Answers 2


I believe in your smart contract you need to have the standard import pathing: ie:

// SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT
pragma solidity ^0.8.7;

import "@openzeppelin/contracts/token/ERC721/ERC721.sol";
import "@chainlink/contracts/src/v0.8/VRFConsumerBase.sol";

You may have to download the contracts before deploying, but compiling should download them I believe.

npm install @chainlink/contracts --save

First, install the chainlink-brownie-contracts package by

brownie pm install smartcontractkit/[email protected]

That still hadn't worked for me. I then needed to follow the directory in which brownie installed the package. In my case it was

/Users/<your username>/.brownie/packages/smartcontractkit/[email protected]/contracts/src/

There, I didn't find the v0.8 folder but v0.7. So in the FundMe.sol file I just changed the import directory to

import "@chainlink/contracts/src/v0.7/interfaces/AggregatorV3Interface.sol"; //importing Chainlink interface

Then everything worked.

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