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issues with less #12

zachcp opened this Issue · 2 comments

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Hello hyde developers,

I just downloaded the Hyde/docs as a test site (good looking - so a good place to start!). I also download the lessc binary and place it in the hyde-docs root directory. When I run 'hyde -v gen ' I get an error that I an not sure how to troubleshoot and I am wondering if anyone else has encountered this:

12:40:44 hyde.engine.LessCSSPlugin Calling executable [/home/test/Projects/05_Web_Dev/hyde-docs/lessc] with arguments [u'/var/folders/wk/wkcy6OjjFEWw6J9lUJcZCE+++TM/-Tmp-/tmp2FdD0m', u'/var/folders/wk/wkcy6OjjFEWw6J9lUJcZCE+++TM/-Tmp-/tmpBhZeZJ']
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/bin/hyde", line 9, in
load_entry_point('hyde==0.8.5a15', 'console_scripts', 'hyde')()
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/hyde-0.8.5a15-py2.6.egg/hyde/", line 10, in main
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/hyde-0.8.5a15-py2.6.egg/hyde/", line 39, in run
super(Engine, self).run(args)
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/", line 198, in run, args)
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/hyde-0.8.5a15-py2.6.egg/hyde/", line 118, in gen
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/hyde-0.8.5a15-py2.6.egg/hyde/", line 205, in generate_all
self.generate_node(, incremental)
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/hyde-0.8.5a15-py2.6.egg/hyde/", line 303, in generate_node
self.generate_resource(resource, incremental)
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/hyde-0.8.5a15-py2.6.egg/hyde/", line 339, in generate_resource
resource, text) or text
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/hyde-0.8.5a15-py2.6.egg/hyde/", line 47, in call_plugins
res = function(*args)
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/hyde-0.8.5a15-py2.6.egg/hyde/ext/plugins/", line 110, in text_resource_complete
File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/hyde-0.8.5a15-py2.6.egg/hyde/", line 392, in call_app
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'check_output'

I will try to get around this by using the css files as-is and removing the lessc but it would be nice to know how to use less with hyde for the long term.

zach cp


@zachcp - hyde requires python 2.7.x.

Alternatively, If you merge this in your fork or local repo you can get it to work with 2.6:


thanks lakshmi - using python2.7 was the way to go. just starting to play with hyde now but so far I think its great. Great work, thank you.

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