I’d like to install the jupyterlab_vim extension, and have been quite confused about how nbextensions are installed, apparently. It seems that much of the existing advice online has changed after the syntax moved from “jupyter contrib nbextension” to “jupyter nbextension” etc. Also google search results almost exclusively turn up guides on installing this omnibus-style jupyter_contrib_nbextensions package. I just want jupyterlab_vim. So apologies if this is something basic that appears in the documentation, but it’s been impossible to find for me.
I have used the following approach, using python 3.11, jupyter notebook 6.5.4:
pip install --user jupyterlab-vim jupyter nbextension install --user /home/gavin/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages/jupyterlab_vim
The output from this looks promising (I had re-ran this hence the “up-to-date” messages):
gpad% jupyter nbextension install /home/gavin/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages/jupyterlab_vim --user Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/_version.py Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/__init__.py Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/__pycache__/__init__.cpython-311.pyc Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/__pycache__/_version.cpython-311.pyc Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/labextension/package.json Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/labextension/schemas/@axlair/jupyterlab_vim/plugin.json Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/labextension/schemas/@axlair/jupyterlab_vim/package.json.orig Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/labextension/static/830.29023cea9c147059457e.js Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/labextension/static/remoteEntry.383e80b88deea45d9495.js Up to date: /home/gavin/.local/share/jupyter/nbextensions/jupyterlab_vim/labextension/static/style.js To initialize this nbextension in the browser every time the notebook (or other app) loads: jupyter nbextension enable <the entry point> --user
But then when I try to enable my extension, I see:
gpad% jupyter nbextension enable jupyterlab_vim Enabling notebook extension jupyterlab_vim... - Validating: problems found: - require? X jupyterlab_vim gpad% jupyter nbextension enable --user jupyterlab_vim Enabling notebook extension jupyterlab_vim... - Validating: problems found: - require? X jupyterlab_vim gpad% jupyter nbextension enable --user /home/gavin/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages/jupyterlab_vim Enabling notebook extension /home/gavin/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages/jupyterlab_vim... - Validating: problems found: - require? X /home/gavin/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages/jupyterlab_vim
The error message here is really not helpful. A plain old x next to a file that certainly exists on my system is not helping me at all.
If anyone can provide some guidance on getting this nbextension working, I would be enormously thankful!