Why is Compass is giving me an import error when trying to import partials

My compass project directory structure looks like this

s3z@s3z:~/Desktop/compass_project$ tree . ├── basic.html ├── config.rb ├── css │   ├── ie.css │   ├── print.css │   └── screen.css ├── index.html ├── partials │   └── _normalize.scss └── sass ├── ie.scss ├── print.scss └── screen.scss

My screen.scss file looks like this

@import "compass"; @import "partials/normalize";

When I add @import "partials/normalize"; and save it, Compass spits the following error back at me

>>> Compass is watching for changes. Press Ctrl-C to Stop. >>> Change detected at 22:58:53 to: screen.scss error sass/screen.scss (Line 2: File to import not found or unreadable: partials/normalize. Load paths: /home/max/Desktop/nettut_compass_tut/sass /home/max/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194/gems/compass-0.12.2/frameworks/blueprint/stylesheets /home/max/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194/gems/compass-0.12.2/frameworks/compass/stylesheets Compass::SpriteImporter) overwrite ./css/screen.css

And just in case it matters my config.rb is

http_path = "/" css_dir = "css" sass_dir = "sass" images_dir = "images" javascripts_dir = "javascripts"

<strong>Any ideas on how to fix this?</strong>


You've defined your sass_dir as sass so compass is looking for that reset file in: sass/partials/normalize If you want to import something outside of your sass_dir, you need to use a path relative to the sass file that's doing the importing:

@import "../partials/normalize";

personally, I prefer to put the partial directory in the sass directory, or just let them sort to the top loose.


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