Can't set up NodeBB from branch that's not master


  • @psychobunny, NodeBB installed and set lavender as the default - which was throwing a similar issue. I had hoped that swapping to vanilla would correct it, but no dice.

    Just tried a theme swap again, with a restart - no avail.

    Edit1: I should add that I tried to use a Vanilla theme after the fact to no avail as well.

  • Admin

    From @a_5mith:

    git checkout 0.5.1
    git pull
    cd node_modules
    sudo rm -rf nodebb-theme-vanilla
    git clone (vanilla theme)
    cd nodebb-theme-vanilla
    git checkout 0.5.1
    git pull (should say already up to date) 
    cd ../../
    ./nodebb upgrade
    ./nodebb start
    
  • NodeBB

    @Ted said:

    info: [meta/css] Minifying LESS/CSS

    I don't see winston.info('[meta/css] Done.'); in your output log so clearly the css/less isn't being compiled correctly. Something must be erroring out in this function.


  • @psychobunny
    Having issues doing a git pull for the vanilla theme alone, its asking for a repo to be added to the command, and adding 0.5 1 does nothing.


  • @Ted It's git clone https://github.com/NodeBB/nodebb-theme-vanilla.git


  • @a_5mith, thanks for that.

    I'm trying to SSH from my S4 on a single bar of service. Can't browse github effectively šŸ˜„


  • @Ted Wish I could do anything with my S4, I've had it repaired once already, still doesn't work. They're dragging their feet on replacing it. šŸ˜ 


  • @a_5mith, sorry to hear that. Mine's been pretty well without issue. I have a regional carrier though, so a small public arguement in store would guarantee an immediate replacement under my insurance.

    ./nodebb upgrade
    npm WARN package.json [email protected] No README data
    npm WARN package.json [email protected] No repository field.
    npm WARN package.json [email protected] No repository field.
    [email protected] node_modules/uglify-js
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    ā”œā”€ā”€ [email protected]
    ā”œā”€ā”€ [email protected] ([email protected])
    ā””ā”€ā”€ [email protected] ([email protected])
    npm WARN package.json [email protected] No README data
    npm WARN package.json [email protected] No repository field.
    npm WARN package.json [email protected] No repository field.
    npm ERR! git Appears to be a git repo or submodule.
    npm ERR! git     /root/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-theme-vanilla
    npm ERR! git Refusing to remove it. Update manually,
    npm ERR! git or move it out of the way first.
    
    npm ERR! System Linux 3.13.0-24-generic
    npm ERR! command "/usr/local/bin/node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "i" "nodebb-theme-vanilla" "nodebb-theme-lavender" "nodebb-widget-essentials"
    npm ERR! cwd /root/nodebb
    npm ERR! node -v v0.10.30
    npm ERR! npm -v 1.4.21
    npm ERR! path /root/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-theme-vanilla
    npm ERR! code EISGIT
    npm ERR!
    npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
    npm ERR!     /root/nodebb/npm-debug.log
    npm ERR! not ok code 0
    info: NodeBB v0.5.0-2 Copyright (C) 2013-2014 NodeBB Inc.
    info: This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
    info: This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
    info:
    Warning: Redis server does not require a password, but a password was supplied.
    info: Beginning database schema update
    info: [2014/2/19] Updating MOTD to use the HTML widget - skipped
    info: [2014/2/20] Adding Recent Replies, Active Users, and Moderator widgets to category sidebar - skipped
    info: [2014/2/20] Adding Forum Stats Widget to the Homepage Footer - skipped
    info: [2014/2/20] Updating Lavender MOTD - skipped
    info: [2014/2/20] Activating NodeBB Essential Widgets - skipped
    info: [2014/2/22] Added categories to sorted set - skipped
    info: [2014/3/18] Migrating Markdown settings to new configuration - skipped
    info: [2014/3/21] Removing gids and pruning groups - skipped
    info: [2014/3/31] Re-adding copyright message into global footer widget - skipped
    info: [2014/4/1] Moved home sidebar widgets into draft zone - skipped
    info: [2014/4/2] Moved deprecated vanilla footer widgets into draft zone - skipped
    info: [2014/5/13] Updating privilege settings - skipped
    info: [2014/5/16] Removing allowGuestPosting option - skipped
    info: [2014/5/16] Tags upgrade - skipped
    info: [2014/6/6] Topic upgrade - skipped
    info: [2014/6/17] Category post count upgrade - skipped
    info: [2014/7/23] Upgrading db dependencies - skipped
    info: [2014/7/24] Upgrading chats to sorted set - skipped
    info: [upgrade] Schema already up to date!
    
    ~/nodebb# ./nodebb dev
    Launching NodeBB in "development" mode.
    To run the production build of NodeBB, please use "forever".
    More Information: https://docs.nodebb.org/en/latest/running/index.html
    info: NodeBB v0.5.0-2 Copyright (C) 2013-2014 NodeBB Inc.
    info: This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
    info: This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
    info:
    info: Time: Sat Aug 23 2014 12:19:42 GMT-0400 (EDT)
    info: Initializing NodeBB v0.5.0-2
    info: * using configuration stored in: /root/nodebb/config.json
    info: * using redis store at 
    info: * using themes stored in: /root/nodebb/node_modules
    info: Base Configuration OK.
    Warning: Redis server does not require a password, but a password was supplied.
    morgan deprecated morgan(options): use morgan("default", options) instead src/logger.js:128:22
    morgan deprecated default format: use combined format src/logger.js:128:22
    info: [notifications.init] Registering jobs.
    info: [user.startJobs] Registering User Jobs
    info: Enabling 'trust proxy'
    info: [plugins] Initializing plugins system
    info: [themes] Using theme nodebb-theme-vanilla
    info: Middlewares loaded.
    info: [plugins] Found 1 LESS file(s) for plugin nodebb-plugin-mentions
    info: [plugins] Found 2 js file(s) for plugin nodebb-plugin-mentions
    info: [plugins] Found 1 CSS file(s) for plugin nodebb-widget-essentials
    info: [plugins] Found 1 LESS file(s) for plugin nodebb-plugin-markdown
    info: [plugins] Loaded plugin: nodebb-plugin-mentions
    info: [plugins] Loaded plugin: nodebb-plugin-soundpack-default
    info: [plugins] Loaded plugin: nodebb-widget-essentials
    info: [plugins] Loaded plugin: nodebb-theme-vanilla
    info: [plugins] Loaded plugin: nodebb-plugin-markdown
    info: [plugins] Sorting hooks to fire in priority sequence
    info: [plugins] Plugins OK
    info: [meta/css] Minifying LESS/CSS
    info: [sounds] Sounds OK
    info: [themes] Compiling templates
    info: [themes] Successfully compiled templates.
    info: NodeBB attempting to listen on: 
    info: NodeBB is now listening on:
    info: [meta/js] Successfully minified.
    info: [meta/js] Retrieved Mapping.
    info: [meta/js] Compilation complete
    

    @a_5mith, looks like issue is still persisting. Even tried to redo setup, no avail. I did notice that Bootswatch themes seem to work with Mobile browsers when applied - sort of. The color is there at least.

    Any other ideas?


  • @Ted Your issue is the same as @Tanner had last week, your CSS file is pointing to

    stylesheet.css?{css-buster}

    You should have a random string in place of CSS buster. Hopefully if I mention @Tanner enough times, he'll dropin and let you know how he solved it.

    Right @Tanner? šŸ˜†


  • @a_5mith, so what you're saying is all I have to do is page @Tanner, and then @Tanner will be able to make the problem go away. I didn't know @Tanner was a magician šŸŽ‰

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @a_5mith @Ted

    Hmm?

    crawls out of bed

    What?

    groggily reads post

    Oh, the buster problem. Usually the issue I found was a misplaced : or ; that messed up the code to the point that the buster wouldn't bust. I say usually because it's been a few different problems for me that has caused the buster not to bust in the past, and I've been able to solve it a couple of different ways:

    • check and see if there are any misplaced colons or semicolons, or any misplacements in the CSS at all
    • revert to a previous version and make the changes you did after that
    • wave your wand three times and say the magic words, then restart your NodeBB and check again

    Let me know if any of these work, especially the third option because I think it's the best.


  • @Tanner, there's no custom CSS, so it seems to be something from 0.5.1 of NodeBB.

    Also, I'm gonna try my hand at a plugin you requested. We'll see how it works out.

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @Ted It could still be a mixup in the CSS either way, even if there's no custom work or not. Could be a plugin, could be the theme, but that's been the major cause of my problems to date.


  • @Tanner, tee total fresh install, with no plugins. Must be something with the theme then.

    I'll scan through in a bit and see if I can spot the issue. Since you've sounded off here, I'm going to try to do the same for you.

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @Ted I'll also see if I can reproduce the issue with a fresh install and let you know what I come up with in terms of a solution.


  • So I looked through the recent commits to the 0.5.1 lavender theme and couldn't find a wayward colon, semi or not.

    Is anyone else having this issue? If not, I'll just try again from the snapshot before NodeBB.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    Our local dev environments are fine (although I do switch back and forth between master and 0.5.1)... Let me start from scratch later today and see.


  • @julian, I think I fixed this issue. I rolled back to a snapshot before I installed NodeBB and re-cloned the 0.5.1 branch and it installed without an issue and I have sweet, glorious CSS!

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