Installing Less.css on OSX Lion
Today I was following the instructions to upgrade to the latest version of the Twitter Bootstrap.
It’s pretty straight forward. It is really awesome, actually. All you have to do is: Open the terminal, pull the changes, run
But, Twitter Bootstrap uses Less.css, so one of the steps of the update script is to compile the
.less files into
.css. I didn’t have less compiler installed on my MacBook Pro, so instead of successfully upgrading the Bootstrap, I got this on my terminal:
So, my first reaction was to try installing less using Homebrew:
Dang it. There is not Homebrew formula for Less. I’ll have to open my browser to install a software, damn it. So I headed to Less.css website and saw that the easiest way to install the compiler to be used on the server side is via the node package manager, npm. Then I did:
npm install less
All right, now let’s try running make again.
Ok. It’s still not found. Maybe installing it globally will solve the problem:
npm install less --global
All right, now that less is installed globally, let’s try running
make again to update Twitter Bootstrap.
Yay, it worked. The
--global option did the trick.