[ckan-discuss] minifying css

Adrià Mercader adria.mercader at okfn.org
Wed Aug 28 10:44:51 BST 2013

You need to run the "paster front-end-build" command to minify the
frontend files.

Hope this helps,


On 26 August 2013 20:51, Jan Vansteenlandt <jan at okfn.be> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> So I installed the nodejs less script just as stated in the CKAN
> documentation, so when I change a less file (i.e. variables.less) I run my
> ./bin/less (--production) to update my css file. All goes well, the file
> gets overridden with no problem. However, when I look at my console when
> browsing to my CKAN instance I see that the css file included is called
> main.min.css, which is the minified version of main.css.
> When I look at the update-date of this minified css file, it goes back 2
> months... so I assume the less didn't create the minified css file but only
> the normal css file. I must say after running ./bin/less, my css filed gets
> made and it then continues to hang, probably because this is a script that
> needs to keep running and picks up changes from the css files it watches to
> create a new css file when changes occur in the less file.
> My question is how do I create the minified css, or what am I doing wrong to
> keep the minified css from updating?
> Thanks in advance!
> Jan
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