I’m trying to get the Microsoft TypeScript Plugin to work, and it needs Sublime-Text to find nodejs to do so. I’ve raised the following issue on their github https://github.com/microsoft/TypeScript-Sublime-Plugin/issues/766 , but at this point in my explorations, I believe the issue lies with Sublime-Text itself.
Basically, I’ve used the python in their plugin to explore the filesystem that is “generated” by Sublime-Text when it is launched. I use the word “generated”, because clearly, it is not the same as my user filesystem. The
/usr/local/bin directories in particular are vastly different from the point of view of Sublime-Text, as to what they’re supposed to be from my terminal. I’d never heard of nfsnobody system account before today, but it seems like Sublime-Text creates some form of extra user account to launch itself using such a scheme? I don’t really understand how the app functions. But I can tell that its filesystem has notable differences, and for this reason does not find node.
For example, here are the last lines from an
ls -al /usr/bin/ from a normal terminal:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 89488 Apr 21 2017 zipnote -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 93584 Apr 21 2017 zipsplit -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 26952 May 25 2020 zjsdecode -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2206 May 28 2020 zless -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1842 May 28 2020 zmore -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4553 May 28 2020 znew -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 878288 Jun 30 2020 zsh -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 843 Feb 21 2020 zsh5
And now in the Sublime-Text console from my plugin hacking
lrwxrwxrwx 1 fulguritude fulguritude 5 Oct 28 00:58 zipinfo -> unzip -rwxr-xr-x 4 fulguritude fulguritude 101952 Jan 1 1970 zipnote -rwxr-xr-x 4 fulguritude fulguritude 106048 Jan 1 1970 zipsplit -rwxr-xr-x 8 fulguritude fulguritude 2206 Jan 1 1970 zless -rwxr-xr-x 8 fulguritude fulguritude 1842 Jan 1 1970 zmore -rwxr-xr-x 8 fulguritude fulguritude 4553 Jan 1 1970 znew -rwxr-xr-x 4 fulguritude fulguritude 117104 Jan 1 1970 zramctl
Weird dates, not the same user, missing binaries, etc. While
/usr/local/bin, where my node executable is (nowadays after multiple reinstalls trying to fix this problem) is outright empty in the Sublime-Text console logs.
Thank you for your help in hepling me fix this issue.
NB: the same issue of not finding node happened with the ArcticTypeScript plugin, which I now believe to be the same as this one.