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Git "install" without the need for 'make css'?


29 April 2016, 4:36 PM

I really would appreciate being able to checkout new mahara versions using git (because of the simple "git pull" to get all updates). I am using this for moodle working like a charm - without the need of being a git magician.

When trying to get this running with mahara (e.g. the new 16.04 release) I stumble into a line saying the css for the theme is missing I should do a 

make css

which simply is not possible on my hosted server - I cannot get these privileges (and I do not want to).

Is there a simple way to get rid of this limitation?

Ghada El-Zoghbi's profile picture
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30 April 2016, 3:25 PM

Hi Hermann,

Yes, it's quiet frustrating.

You can read about the reason it was done this way here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+bug/1495364

There are plans to improve it with calls to webservices to get the css files.

There is also this bug report :

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+bug/1517244

You can download the zip file and copy the css files on top of your copy.

I know it's not ideal but it's a work around for the time being.

Cheers,
Ghada
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