Sammy I. Sammy I. - 4 months ago 54
PowerShell Question

Installing Heroku Toolbelt on Windows 10

I've been having some issues installing the Heroku toolbelt on Windows 10, 64-bit.

It's the first time I install Heroku. I downloaded it from https://toolbelt.heroku.com/windows.

After installing, I tried launching a new Git Bash and typing

heroku login
but what I got back was
bash: heroku: command not found


Running the same command on Windows Powershell, what I got back was

'MYSQL' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
'MYSQL' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


Any suggestions? I thought that googling those lines would help, but I haven't found much.

I followed the recommendation from here, but now when typing
heroku login
on the Powershell, nothing happens. Nothing changes on the Git Bash.

I checked, and the Heroku folder was added to the PATH.

I thought I'd ask for some help before installing anything else.

Thank you!

Answer

bash: heroku: command not found

The error message is clear: Bash cannot find the heroku command, it's on your PATH.

I checked, and the Heroku folder was added to the PATH.

It seems you didn't check it correctly. Note that even if it looks correct in the PATH settings window, Git Bash might have a different PATH configured. To see the PATH in Git Bash, run:

echo $PATH

When debugging path issues, it's best to first run heroku with the absolute path. For example if it's in C:\Program Files\Heroku\bin\heroku then you can run in Git Bash with:

/c/Program\ Files/Heroku/bin/heroku login

If this works (and it should), then you can add it to PATH like this:

PATH="$PATH:/c/Program\ Files/Heroku/bin"

Note that Heroku will likely need other programs too on the PATH, such as MySQL and Ruby. Find their absolute paths, and add there directories to PATH the same way as heroku itself in the above example.

If instead of Git Bash, you want to work in CMD, the procedure is the same, but the syntax to print and set PATH is different:

echo %PATH%
set PATH="C:\Program Files\Heroku\bin;%PATH%"