Torben Jonas Torben Jonas - 5 months ago 83
Node.js Question

libsass bindings not found when using node-sass in nodejs

I want to use the

node-sass
module in my
node.js v0.12
application to benefit from the performance of
libsass
.

I executed
npm i node-sass
to install the module, no errors so far.


Now the mess starts:

If I just open the
REPL
in a terminal to try out
node-sass
then everything works fine but if I include it in my project files and run
node myfile.js
then I get the following error message:


Error: `libsass` bindings not found. Try reinstalling `node-sass`?


The module's description at npmjs.com states that there might be a problem with resolving
#!/usr/bin/env node
under Ubuntu and how to fix this but that is not the case on my machine.

I could not find anything useful so I hope that you might help me.


I'm using node v0.12.2 under Ubuntu 14.10.

P.S.: I already tried to reinstall node-sass but without success. Nothing changes.

Answer

You’ve probably tried to reinstall node-sass while using

npm install node-sass

or

npm uninstall node-sass
npm install node-sass

But node-sass is a C version of Sass. You have to use npm rebuild:

npm rebuild node-sass