I work with a team where we use bower packages in the
them for production we use the following block in our
All was well with this up until a package was added that had a
in it. The package in our case was
requirejs-plugins. After adding this
package in, during an asset compile we were greated with the following error:
When you look in
clearly see there is a
bower.json file, so what is the deal? It turns out
Sprockets is to blame for this one, at least partially. To better explain I’ll
include the code in question; which was
2.12.3 as of this writing.
Wow, what is going on here?? Well it turns out this is trying to resolve asset
files for you. It has some pretty good smarts to it; however, when you pass it
bower.json file it attempts to match any assets defined in it that end in
.json. This is where the the problem happens… there isn’t a
defined in the bower file.
To fix this I essentially had to catch the exception being raised in the do block:
This isn’t the best solution and I hope to do a touch of refactoring of this
over the weekend to make that
Sprockets::resolve method a little better.