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Installing SASS 3.0 on Ubuntu 10.4

Posted on the July 9th, 2010 under HTML, CSS,Linux,Software and Technology by

Currently, the HAML/Sass version on Ubuntu is 2.2.17. Version 3, also known as Classy Cassidy, includes new features. So how can you install it on Ubuntu.

Firstly, you need Ruby:

sudo apt-get install ruby

Thereafter (without sudo):

gem install haml-edge

This will install Haml and Sass into your directory, but at least you will have access to the latest version. Message that appears:

WARNING:  Installing to ~/.gem since /var/lib/gems/1.8 and
 /var/lib/gems/1.8/bin aren't both writable.
WARNING:  You don't have /home/tohir/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin in your PATH,
 gem executables will not run.
Successfully installed haml-edge-3.1.49
1 gem installed

You can test that it is the latest version by:

~/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin/sass -version

Which should return:

Haml/Sass 3.1.49 (Bleeding Edge)

Lastly, there is a nice command to watch files and auto generate an updated version:

~/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin/sass -t compact --watch [inputfile]:[outputfile]

like:

~/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin/sass -t compact --watch browseView.scss:browseView.css