Fourseven:scss and materialize madness


Whiile trying to update to Meteor 1.6 and later to the patch version…

fourseven:scss and materialize are in too much of a conflict…

fourseven scss is unable to find the node-sass binaries from github… this is a massive pain to try to work out the solution… someone pls help…

C:\Users\rajes\massivrepository>meteor update --patch
=> Errors while initializing project:

While loading package materialize:materialize@0.100.2:
error: Command failed: C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c
rebuild --update-binary
Cannot download

HTTP error 404 Not Found


Any version above materialize:materialize 0.97.0 is in conflict with fourseven:scss and useraccounts:materialize

Has anyone been able to use versions above materialize 0.97.0 ?


This is the error for materialize:materialize version 0.97.7

While checking for fourseven:scss@3.2.0:
error: No compatible binary build found for this package. Contact the package author and ask
them to publish it for your platform.


You are not using the right version of fourseven:scss with Meteor 1.6. You’ll need 4.5.4 instead of 3.2.0, see

And yes, using SCSS in Meteor is way too complex, especially due to the frequent breaking changes in the build tools that happened between 1.1 and 1.4.1. Fortunately, I am not facing these problems since migrating to 1.4+ anymore. Knock on wood. I would love to see MDG support SCSS officially, like they do for less.


Hi Tom

fourseven:scss doesn’t work with those versions either :frowning: throws errors
about lack of binary compatibility. This is on Windows.


Hello everyone,

I have the same issue since upgrading our project to 1.6, it keeps on downloading a non-existent evrsion of node-sass.

However, as I was checking out the compatibility of fourseven scss, , I did install the required toolchain

On Windows

  1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. Enter this command
npm install -g node-gyp
  1. Then this command
npm install --global --production windows-build-tools

Wait until the tools are installed (Python 2.7 and windows build tools)

And then try running meteor again.


Yes, this approach worked for me also on Ubuntu with meteor After running

$ sudo su 
$ sudo npm install -g node-gyp

and stopping and restarting meteor, then the scss stuff compiled for me fine.