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Issue with bootstrap sprockets in application.js

Damian Nelwep asked in Rails

Hello,

As said in the title, I get an error message when I try to access my localhost:3000.

The message is :


Sprockets::FileNotFound in Welcome#index

Showing /home/dameaw/work/five/meawinit/app/views/layouts/application.html.erb where line #8 raised:

couldn't find file 'bootstrap-sprockets' with type 'application/javascript'
Checked in these paths: 
  /home/dameaw/work/five/meawinit/app/assets/config
  /home/dameaw/work/five/meawinit/app/assets/images
  /home/dameaw/work/five/meawinit/app/assets/javascripts
  /home/dameaw/work/five/meawinit/app/assets/stylesheets
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/coffee-rails-4.2.2/lib/assets/javascripts
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/jquery-rails-4.3.5/vendor/assets/javascripts
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/toastr-rails-1.0.3/vendor/assets/javascripts
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/toastr-rails-1.0.3/vendor/assets/stylesheets
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/bootstrap-sass-2.3.2.2/vendor/assets/images
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/bootstrap-sass-2.3.2.2/vendor/assets/javascripts
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/bootstrap-sass-2.3.2.2/vendor/assets/stylesheets
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/actioncable-5.1.7/lib/assets/compiled
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/actionview-5.1.7/lib/assets/compiled
  /home/dameaw/.rbenv/versions/2.6.1/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0/gems/turbolinks-source-5.2.0/lib/assets/javascripts

I try to get rid of '//= require bootstrap-sprockets' in the application.js file but when I do that, the style is completly broken.

Thank you for your advices in advances and have a sweet day :)

Looks like you have a version issue here.

The 3.2.0.4 gem version of bootstrap-sass specifies an import with

//= require bootstrap-sprockets

https://www.rubydoc.info/gems/bootstrap-sass/3.2.0.4

Whereas your version seems to be the 2.3.2.2. It specifies an import like this :

We have a helper that includes all available javascripts:

// Loads all Bootstrap javascripts
//= require bootstrap

You can also load individual modules, provided you sort out any related dependencies.

//= require bootstrap-scrollspy
//= require bootstrap-modal
//= require bootstrap-dropdown

https://www.rubydoc.info/gems/bootstrap-sass/2.3.2.2

You should fix your gem version in your gemfile to 2.3.2.2 and use the correct way to call the lib.

Thank you very much for the tip.

At first I tried to put "gem 'bootstrap-sass', '~> 2.3.2.2'" in the Gemfile and it turned out I got no error message but big display problems, mainly in the menu.

So I finally changed the Gemfile version to "gem 'bootstrap-sass', '~> 3.4', '>= 3.4.1'" and put back '//= require bootstrap-sprockets' in application.js and now it works perfectly :)

This is because I struggle installing some gems like social_stream. And now I'm trying to install mailboxer. Would you know a good gem for messaging/social purpose ?

Anyways thank you for your advice which has been a very good help for me :) Have a nice day mate

Yeah, even better if you're using a more recent version of bootstrap.

In terms of messaging/social purpose I would suggest to develop those features by yourself. There are not too complicated and it is better to control your features than to force yourself to use a library that will probably end up causing you more troubles than solutions.

It is based on my personal experience.

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