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how to recompile SASS to CSS

Holger Winkelmann
on 6/29/13, 1:29 PM 7,093 views

Hi, After looking around for a solution of the to small form sheet I figured out the base.sass file defining the sheet-max-width for the forms in the webUI. There are some places describe how the change the CSS files to achieve a wider form sheet. however since the base.sass file already declares a variable for $sheet-max-width I changed this variable. Anybody knows how to recompile the CSS files from the SASS file? The Makefile included in the directory makes clear the sass command needs to be called. The question is, is this save (enough) to call make on a "production" system or is this mentioned as a build step while packaging? Further is it easy to write a very simple module overwriting this settings or export this settings to a configuration screen?

On 11/10/13, 6:21 PM

[This tutorial works with Debian systems]

In order to be able to convert SASS file to CSS you will need to install sass package from RubyGems. First you need to install rubygems using the following command:

apt-get install rubygems

After that you will need to fix your path because if you try to run sass you will get sass: Command not found error. To do this type the following commands on your terminal and relogin to refresh your basj script:

echo 'PATH=/var/lib/gems/1.8/bin:$PATH' >

/etc/profile.d/gemspath.sh chmod 0755 /etc/profile.d/gemspath.sh

Now we can use gem to install sass package:

gem install sass

After you make the changes in the same directory openerp-web/addons/web/static/src/css/ type make

cd openerp-web/addons/web/static/src/css

you should get output like this:


make sass --trace -t expanded base.sass base.css

And your base.sass is recompiled to base.css

Isn't there a way to to this without Ruby?

Daniel Reis
on 11/11/13, 6:23 AM

I don't Know.

on 11/19/13, 6:09 AM

sass --trace -t expanded base.sass base.css base.sass:776: Inconsistent indentation: 3 tabs were used for indentation, but the rest of the document was indented using 4 spaces. (Sass::SyntaxError) from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/sass-3.2.14/bin/../lib/sass/../sass/engine.rb:424:in tabulate' from /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:ineach_with_index' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/sass-3.2.14/bin/../lib/sass/../sass/engine.rb:382:in each' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/sass-3.2.14/bin/../lib/sass/../sass/engine.rb:382:ineach_with_index'

Jhon Felipe Urrego Mejia
on 3/7/14, 1:41 AM

Why this error?

Jhon Felipe Urrego Mejia
on 3/7/14, 1:42 AM

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