I try to develop my website with Hugo and meet some troubles.
I try to use it with postcss and tailwindcss. Project is in early stage, nearly out of the box…
I have a laptop running on manjaro and hugo works fine
I have a desktop running on windows 10 and develop my web sites with ubuntu 20.04 in WSL2, code edition is made with VSCode in Windows… and Hugo does not like it ! Page generation is veeeery slow (30 / 50 seconds) and most of the time file system modifications are not detected and of course livereload is not triggered.
Any clue ?
Sooo… let’s assume you are on my side and I am on your side: Would you want me to add information about any code and configuration of your setup? Because if not, you would be wrong From your description nobody can help you. Please post your repository and somebody will have a look into it.
Hi @davidsneighbour thank you.
Answering to you will be fast as i have nearly made nothing until yet
I made ‘hugo new site test-site’ , then pickup this theme https://github.com/dirkolbrich/hugo-theme-tailwindcss-starter , activate theme, copying sample site… and that’s where i am no other code than this
Generation takes several ms in manjaro (livereload ok; site is ok) and nearly 40 to 50 seconds in WSL 2 (no livereload update; site is ok though not updated)
Do you want some logs or something more ? Because at this stage i don’t know what to look for. BTW I suspect the WSL
Windows 10 Pro build 20257.fe_release.201106-1554
Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS in WSL version 2
Hugo Static Site Generator v0.78.2-959724F0 linux/amd64 BuildDate: 2020-11-13T10:08:14Z
Does WSL print anything when running
hugo server? I am suspecting WSL too, but I would expect some kind of notice about “starting up the engine”. Can you try to run the following command and copy paste everything that comes up:
hugo server --minify --disableFastRender --i18n-warnings --navigateToChanged --templateMetrics --templateMetricsHints --verbose --verboseLog --path-warnings --buildDrafts --buildExpired --buildFuture --watch --enableGitInfo --forceSyncStatic --log true --logFile hugo.log --verbose
That’s my go-to-verbose-mode hugo server command. Some things might be unimportant, but template metrics and verbosity are good for a start. We should see from the timestamps where it sleeps.
Here is the output (it’s the same after removing
--enableGitInfo that causes the error)
ERROR 2020/11/16 17:16:45 Failed to read Git log: fatal: not a git repository (or any parent up to mount point /mnt)
Stopping at filesystem boundary (GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM not set).
cache cumulative average maximum
potential duration duration duration count template
----- ---------- -------- -------- ----- --------
56 1m45.4629889s 13.182873612s 26.3672032s 8 partials/head.html
0 1m19.1027177s 26.367572566s 26.3680922s 3 _default/single.html
0 26.3647805s 26.3647805s 26.3647805s 1 index.html
50 1.5041ms 188.012µs 382.5µs 8 partials/dev-parameters.html
0 1.0842ms 361.4µs 414.3µs 3 _default/list.html
0 941.5µs 235.375µs 370.5µs 4 _internal/_default/rss.xml
100 852.5µs 106.562µs 335.3µs 8 partials/header.html
0 368.2µs 368.2µs 368.2µs 1 404.html
100 315.3µs 39.412µs 129.7µs 8 partials/dev-size-indicator.html
0 261.5µs 261.5µs 261.5µs 1 _internal/_default/sitemap.xml
100 33.5µs 4.187µs 28.7µs 8 partials/footer.html
Built in 26419 ms
Error: Error building site: logged 1 error(s)
I also read this in reddit about WSL 2 : They changed the file sharing protocol, from using they own custom developed protocol to using the 9P protocol, which at this time might not support file changes event.. I will investigate
I found out the problem !
Let me explain
My web projects are stored on a D: Windows NTFS hard drive, in the WSL this drive is auto mounted as /mnt/d , I simlinked this in my home for quick access. THAT is what bothered Hugo
Now i copied my site in a pure Linux folder in my home and that is working perfectly
In fact, it’s more a livereload issue with the 9P protocol than a Hugo issue