Markus Hedlund

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Ubuntu “compass: command not found”

The problem is that gem command executables aren't added to PATH. This is easily solved with this command.

echo "PATH=\$PATH:/var/lib/gems/1.8/bin:\$HOME/.gem/ruby/1.8/bin" >> /etc/profile.d/

Then re-login and it should be working.

It's necessary to escape the $ as done above. The /etc/profile.d/ directory contains app specific bootstrapping/environment variables, and is very suitable for this.