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I would like to develop clojurescript for a remote nodejs target compiling cljs and running a REPL on my development machine.
https://github.com/clojure/clojurescript/wiki/Remote-REPL suggests a way of doing this however:

!) I haven't managed to get this working.
2) I don't like that the solution relies identical absolute file paths for the compiler output, better to have matching relative paths.

I made a post to request help with this but haven't managed to resolve all the issues:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/clojurescript/Y4ajOcej8Qo

I have made some progress since the post:
1) I dug into the cljs.repl.node source and found I can stop the node hang I reported by specifying repl-env :debug-port, and get:

Clojure 1.8.0
Debugger listening on port 5002
ClojureScript Node.js REPL server listening on 5001
TypeError: Cannot read property 'nameToPath' of undefined

at Object.goog.require (repl:2:49)
at repl:1:-56
at Object.exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:54:17)
at Domain.<anonymous> ((link: stdin):50:34)
at Domain.run (domain.js:221:14)
at Socket.<anonymous> ((link: stdin):49:25)
at emitOne (events.js:77:13)
at Socket.emit (events.js:169:7)
at readableAddChunk (_stream_readable.js:146:16)
at Socket.Readable.push (_stream_readable.js:110:10)

TypeError: goog.provide is not a function

at repl:1:-56
at Object.exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:54:17)
at Domain.<anonymous> ((link: stdin):50:34)
at Domain.run (domain.js:221:14)
at Socket.<anonymous> ((link: stdin):49:25)
at emitOne (events.js:77:13)
at Socket.emit (events.js:169:7)
at readableAddChunk (_stream_readable.js:146:16)
at Socket.Readable.push (_stream_readable.js:110:10)
at TCP.onread (net.js:523:20)

To quit, type: :cljs/quit

This looks like some kind of path problem but I haven't managed to resolve it.

I did some investigations with my original relative-path setup to try and identify the issues:
1) I eliminated absolute paths from the compile output by disabling analysis caching.
2) I ran wireshark on the REPL port and found that absolute paths were being sent by the REPL, this currently makes the relative path option unworkable.

I have many gaps in my knowledge of the REPL operation at the moment and I don't know what the best approach is to getting a good solution for a browserless remote repl setup.

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Comment made by: dnolen

It's probably going to be easier to discuss this issue in IRC or Slack first. There's just too many different issues piled into this one. Thanks.

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Reference: https://clojure.atlassian.net/browse/CLJS-1933 (reported by longworthml)
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