Import OpenZeppelin Contracts on Windows: "Could not find import from any sources" error

I’m tryinng to compile a token contract on truffle, and get the error:

Error: Error: Could not find
import from any sources; imported from C:/Users/Angel/Documents/blockchain course/ethereum game/solidity/contracts/GameToken.sol
at Object.compile (C:\Users\Angel\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\truffle\build\webpack:\packages\workflow-compile\legacy\index.js:72:1)

:computer: Environment
I’m using:
Truffle 5.0.42
Node 11.2.0
The open zeppelin ERC20 contracts

Token file

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Migration file

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Hi @pmk,

Welcome to the community :wave:

I’m sorry that you are having an issue importing.

I can compile an example GLDToken.sol (smart contract below) using Truffle.

$ npx truffle compile

Compiling your contracts...
> Compiling ./contracts/GLDToken.sol
> Compiling ./contracts/Migrations.sol
> Compiling @openzeppelin/contracts/GSN/Context.sol
> Compiling @openzeppelin/contracts/math/SafeMath.sol
> Compiling @openzeppelin/contracts/token/ERC20/ERC20.sol
> Compiling @openzeppelin/contracts/token/ERC20/ERC20Detailed.sol
> Compiling @openzeppelin/contracts/token/ERC20/IERC20.sol
> Artifacts written to /home/abcoathup/projects/forum/pmk/build/contracts
> Compiled successfully using:
   - solc: 0.5.16+commit.9c3226ce.Emscripten.clang

I am using Truffle 5.1.21 and OpenZeppelin Contracts 2.5.0 on WSL2. (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

$ npx truffle version
Truffle v5.1.21 (core: 5.1.21)
Solidity v0.5.16 (solc-js)
Node v10.19.0
Web3.js v1.2.1

In your code you are using the old package name openzeppelin-solidity which is now @openzeppelin/contracts

I suggest that you install the latest version of OpenZeppelin Contracts 2.5 (see documentation for instructions: You may also need to install the latest version of Truffle. (I have truffle installed locally rather than globally).

As an aside, I assume that you are using Windows. You may want to look at installing WSL2 so that you can run tools on Linux. (How to Install WSL for Windows 10 - Includes WSL2 Optional Steps)


Code from OpenZeppelin Contracts documentation:

pragma solidity ^0.5.0;

import "@openzeppelin/contracts/token/ERC20/ERC20.sol";
import "@openzeppelin/contracts/token/ERC20/ERC20Detailed.sol";

contract GLDToken is ERC20, ERC20Detailed {
    constructor(uint256 initialSupply) ERC20Detailed("Gold", "GLD", 18) public {
        _mint(msg.sender, initialSupply);

Awesome! Thanks for the lengthy reply, I will try all that.

EDIT: Yes!!! That was it, update truffle and use the newest version of the contracts.

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Hi @pmk,

Glad to be of help. If you get a chance it would be great if you could introduce yourself.

Feel free to ask all the questions that you need.

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Also make sure you have the repo downloaded on your machine & open zeppelin installed to the directory via:

npm install @openzeppelin/contracts


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Hey, take a look at my solution for it.