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FS#69048 - [nim] "nim doc" looks for /usr/doc/nimdoc.css

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Carlo Capocasa (capocasa) - Monday, 21 December 2020, 08:53 GMT
Last edited by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:01 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



The `nim doc` command causes an exception to be thrown due to folder paths incorrectly initialized for the layout in the nim package.

`nim doc` by default assumes support files such as `nimdoc.css` to live in `../doc` from the location of the nim executable. This works fine if running directly from the build tree, but needs to be adapted by modifying config.cfg for a package within the system directory layout. Relevant variable seems to be conf.prefixDir, but I was unable to set it successfully via a /etc/nim config file or compiler flag.

Steps to reproduce:

pacman -S nim
cd /tmp
touch foo.nim
nim doc foo.nim

Actual output:

Hint: used config file '/etc/nim/nim.cfg' [Conf]
Hint: used config file '/etc/nim/config.nims' [Conf]
Hint: used config file '/etc/nim/nimdoc.cfg' [Conf]
....Traceback from system (most recent call last)
Error: unhandled exception: No such file or directory
Additional info: "/usr/doc/nimdoc.css" [OSError]

Expected output:

Hint: used config file '/etc/nim/nim.cfg' [Conf]
Hint: used config file '/etc/nim/config.nims' [Conf]
Hint: used config file '/etc/nim/nimdoc.cfg' [Conf]
Hint: 22665 lines; 0.138s; 20.652MiB peakmem; Debug build; proj: /tmp/foo.nim; out: /tmp/htmldocs/foo.html [SuccessX]

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Closed by  Buggy McBugFace (bugbot)
Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:01 GMT
Reason for closing:  Moved
Additional comments about closing: ackaging/packages/nim/issues/3
Comment by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 17:06 GMT
I can confirm that this also happens on my system. Also, /etc/nim/nimdoc.cfg contains "$nimdoccss", but that might be unrelated. Replacing it with /usr/share/nim/doc/nimdoc.css does not help.
Comment by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Tuesday, 08 August 2023, 19:11 GMT
This is an automated comment as this bug is open for more then 2 years. Please reply if you still experience this bug otherwise this issue will be closed after 1 month.