Robert Robert - 20 days ago 7
Linux Question

Missing file or plugin on freshly installed Cloud9 ide?

I'm currently trying to set up cloud9 on my debian server for node.js development. I followed some simple steps as described below, but there seems to be missing something and I would like to know how this can be resolved in the best way. Of course, I could start looking for the missing file on the web and put it there, but I think that's not the way to go.

What I did is this:

  1. ssh'ed into my Debian server into my home folder

  2. sudo git clone sdk
    (completed succesfully)

  3. cd sdk

  4. sudo ./scripts/

The installation finishes like this:

run 'node server.js -p 8080 -a :' to launch Cloud9

When I then start up the IDE with this command:

node server.js -p 1234 -l -a rob:mypass -w /home/rob/myproject/

...everything looks good:

Starting standalone
Connect server listening at http://x.x.x.x:1234
Using basic authentication
CDN: version standalone initialized /home/rob/sdk/build
Started '/home/rob/sdk/configs/standalone' with config 'standalone'!
Cloud9 is up and running

and I can basically reach the IDE from my local browser. The problem is that it stops on the welcome screen with this loading indicator in the middle right under the cloud9 logo. The JS console shows a missing file (I've replaced my real URL): Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)

I then looked into the folder
, but it is empty.

What am I missing? Do I need to install something with npm or do I have to change the package.json file somehow? I'd really appreciate some help because I think wildly modifying and copying in files won't make things better.


edit: It turns out it was "bug in the script updating references [of some plugins]". Details:


Original answer: I think think the c9.ide.collab plugin's refspec is wrong here:

I changed it back to #54aa1cbee0, ran the and it grabbed the latest version of the collab plugin. While prepping a PR, I just found 3 more plugins with bad refspecs

  • c9.ide.language
  • c9.ide.language.javascript.eslint

I'm currently working on a fix for the rest of these.