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Compass module error


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14 August 2012 at 4:02am (Last edited: 14 August 2012 4:04am), Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts


Can I use the Compass module from the browser url?

I installed it from here:, and I'm getting the following error:

Error converting /compasstest/css/test.css Error from css2sass was: /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:323:in `bin_path': can't find gem css2sass (>= 0) (Gem::GemNotFoundException) from -e:6 Conversion succesfull.

I created a module compasstest, with a _config.php and a css directory holding a single file test.css. Then I visited: mydomain/dev/compass/convert?module=compasstest

The sass directory is created, but the converted file is not. The gems are installed in silverstripe-cache/gems/, the directories are writable. I've tried installing the compass files to a different folder, manually installing them, the result is always the same.

There is no css2sass file present, as far as I can see. What am I doing wrong? is it that I can't execute this from the browser URL? Should I use sake instead? Or is it something else?

[EDIT] I tried installing sake, but no luck with Debian Squeeze yet :-( ...

Thanks, Martine

Matty Balaam

14 August 2012 at 9:39pm Community Member, 69 Posts

I already have my files as SCSS (you can convert them with online tools:

But I kept getting a "Sass is in the process of being separated from Haml" error with my files.

I needed to alter the required gems array to the following to get files to compile.

'yard' => '', 'maruku' => '', 'sass' => '~> 3.2', 'compass' => '~> 0.12.2', 'compass-colors' => ''


15 August 2012 at 4:58am Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts

Thanks Matty, I'm happy to work with that link one for now :-) As for the rebuild from scss to css: that seems to work fine for me (using the newest from master).

I've sake working fine now - my bad for not reading the docs properly. But the error is still there, so I suppose it could either be a bug or some settings issue on my server. Maybe someone can reproduce this?

# sake dev/compass/convert --module=compasstest

Error converting /compasstest/css/test.css

Error from css2sass was:
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:323:in `bin_path': can't find gem css2sass (>= 0) (Gem::GemNotFoundException)
   from -e:6

Conversion succesfull