No se puede comstackr un file simple Less usando node-less

Estoy intentando comstackr un file less simple que simplemente incluye Bootstrap:

/* application.less: The most awesomely complicated file in the whole world. */ @import "bootstrap/bootstrap.less"; 

Estoy en un derivado de Ubuntu 12.04 y he intentado usar el comstackdor lessc encuentra en el package sin node-less :

 $ sudo apt-get install node-less ...done! $ ( cd /path/of/less/file/ && lessc application.less ) TypeError: Cannot call method 'charAt' of undefined at getLocation (/usr/lib/nodejs/less/parser.js:204:34) at new LessError (/usr/lib/nodejs/less/parser.js:213:19) at Object.toCSS (/usr/lib/nodejs/less/parser.js:379:31) at /usr/bin/lessc:103:28 at /usr/lib/nodejs/less/parser.js:428:40 at /usr/lib/nodejs/less/parser.js:94:48 at /usr/lib/nodejs/less/index.js:113:15 at /usr/lib/nodejs/less/parser.js:428:40 at /usr/lib/nodejs/less/parser.js:94:48 at /usr/lib/nodejs/less/index.js:113:15 

No disuadido fácilmente, intenté usar la versión Ruby de lessc.

 $ sudo apt-get remove --purge node-less $ sudo gem install less ...done! [WARNING] Please install gem 'therubyracer' to use Less. /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `gem_original_require': no such file to load -- v8 (LoadError) from /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `require' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/less-2.2.2/lib/less/java_script/v8_context.rb:2 from /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `gem_original_require' from /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `require' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/less-2.2.2/lib/less/java_script.rb:9:in `default_context_wrapper' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/less-2.2.2/lib/less/java_script.rb:17:in `context_wrapper' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/less-2.2.2/lib/less/loader.rb:10:in `initialize' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/less-2.2.2/lib/less.rb:14:in `new' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/less-2.2.2/lib/less.rb:14 from /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `gem_original_require' from /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `require' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/less-2.2.2/bin/lessc:3 from /usr/local/bin/lessc:19:in `load' from /usr/local/bin/lessc:19 

¡Venga! Ruby no sabe cómo administrar dependencies? Lo que sea. Multa.

 $ sudo gem install therubyracer /usr/bin/ruby1.8 extconf.rb checking for main() in -lpthread... yes checking for v8.h... no *** extconf.rb failed *** Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary libraries and/or headers. Check the mkmf.log file for more details. You may need configuration options. Provided configuration options: --with-opt-dir --without-opt-dir --with-opt-include --without-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include --with-opt-lib --without-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib --with-make-prog --without-make-prog --srcdir=. --curdir --ruby=/usr/bin/ruby1.8 --with-pthreadlib --without-pthreadlib --enable-debug --disable-debug --with-v8-dir --without-v8-dir --with-v8-include --without-v8-include=${v8-dir}/include --with-v8-lib --without-v8-lib=${v8-dir}/lib /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/therubyracer-0.11.0/ext/v8/build.rb:42:in `build_with_system_libv8': unable to locate libv8. Please see output for details (RuntimeError) from extconf.rb:22 The Ruby Racer requires libv8 ~> 3.11.8 to be present on your system in order to compile and link, but it could not be found. In order to resolve this, you will either need to manually install an appropriate libv8 and make sure that this build process can find it. If you install it into the standard system path, then it should just be picked up automatically. Otherwise, you'll have to pass some extra flags to the build process as a hint. If you don't want to bother with all that, there is a rubygem that will do all this for you. You can add following line to your Gemfile: gem 'libv8', '~> 3.11.8' We hope that helps, and we apologize, but now we have to push the eject button on this install. thanks, The Mgmt. 

Y he terminado. ¿Hay alguna manera fácil de instalar un comstackdor less funcional en mi distribución? Esto se está poniendo ridículo.

Este lado de la pantalla:

  $ node --version v.0.8.16 $ npm --version 1.1.69 $ npm install less npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/less npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/less npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/less/-/less-1.3.3.tgz npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/less/-/less-1.3.3.tgz npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/ycssmin npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/ycssmin npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/ycssmin/-/ycssmin-1.0.1.tgz npm http 200 https://registry.npmjs.org/ycssmin/-/ycssmin-1.0.1.tgz less@1.3.3 node_modules/less └── ycssmin@1.0.1 $ ln --symbolic ~/node_modules/.bin/lessc ~/bin/lessc $ lessc --version lessc 1.3.3 (LESS Compiler) [JavaScript] 

La installation funciona test.less embargo, no se pudo ejecutar el file test.less (no se instaló ningún progtwig de bootstrap ). Resumiendo: ¿por qué no usas npm ? ¿Qué versión de node tienes instalado?

Con la gran ayuda de @Deer Hunter, lo puse en funcionamiento rápidamente.

 $ sudo apt-get install npm $ sudo npm install --global less $ sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/node_modules/less/bin/lessc /usr/local/bin