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Error when compiling sass… “File to import not found or unreadable: compass.”


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Joined 2015-06-19



Trying to compile main style.scss when I get this error:

“File to import not found or unreadable: compass.
      on line 1 of style.scss”

Does “compass” mean the compass framework? Shouldn’t this be included in the theme if it has dependencies on it?

Does anyone know what I’m talking about?


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Joined 2011-04-27



Hi Patrick,

Compass is a Ruby Gem installed on your system (the same way SASS is installed).


gem update --system
gem install compass 

Once installed, just cd into the lightfast/sass directory and run:

compass watch 

Another option is to use a GUI app like Koala (win/mac) or Codekit (mac).