[rspec-users] Running specs for a plugin - undefined method 'define' for object

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 04:34:08 EDT 2007


It's describe, not define.

Aslak

On 4/25/07, Jeff Dean <jeff at jefdean.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to write specs for a plugin I'm developing named audit_fu, and
> I'm running into a problem which I can't get past it.   I've got the same
> specs setup in the main rails app, and everything works fine there, it's
> just running the plugin specs that I'm having a problem with.  My setup is:
>
>    - edge rails
>    - edge rspec (in vendor/plugins/rspec)
>    - edge rspec_on_rails (in vendor/plugins/rspec_on_rails)
>    - I ran script/generate rspec
>    - plugin created with rspec_plugin (using script/generate rspec_plugin
>    audit_fu)
>
> File contents of:  vendor/plugins/audit_fu/spec/audit_fu_spec.rb
>
> require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/spec_helper'
> define "Widget" do
>   fixtures :widgets
>   it "should find all records" do
>     Widget.count.should==4
>   end
> end
>
> File contents of: vendor/plugins/audit_fu/spec/spec_helper.rb
>
> require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../../../../spec/spec_helper'
> plugin_spec_dir = File.dirname(__FILE__)
> ActiveRecord::Base.logger = Logger.new(plugin_spec_dir + "/debug.log")
> databases = YAML::load(IO.read(plugin_spec_dir + "/db/database.yml"))
> ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection(databases[ENV["DB"] || "sqlite3"])
> load(File.join(plugin_spec_dir, "db", "schema.rb"))
>
> The failing command:
>
> ruby vendor/plugins/rspec/bin/spec
> vendor/plugins/audit_fu/spec/audit_fu_spec.rb
> -- create_table(:widgets, {:force=>true})
>    -> 0.0553s
> -- create_table(:gears, {:force=>true})
>    -> 0.0073s
> -- initialize_schema_information()
>    -> 0.0006s
> -- columns("schema_info")
>    -> 0.0005s
> ./vendor/plugins/audit_fu/spec/audit_fu_spec.rb:3: undefined method `define'
> for #<Object:0x1f69f4> (NoMethodError)
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:85:in
> `load'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:85:in
> `load_specs'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:84:in
> `each'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:84:in
> `load_specs'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:22:in
> `run'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/command_line.rb:17:in
> `run'
>         from vendor/plugins/rspec/bin/spec:3
>
> If I change define/it to context/specify, it gets a little further, but
> blows up when it hits the fixtures definition:
>
>  ruby vendor/plugins/rspec/bin/spec
> vendor/plugins/audit_fu/spec/audit_fu_spec.rb
> -- create_table(:widgets, {:force=>true})
>    -> 0.0407s
> -- create_table(:gears, {:force=>true})
>    -> 0.0074s
> -- initialize_schema_information()
>    -> 0.0005s
> -- columns("schema_info")
>    -> 0.0005s
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/dsl/behaviour_eval.rb:62:in
> `method_missing': undefined method `fixtures' for
> #<Spec::DSL::EvalModule:0x215f8a4> (NoMethodError)
>         from ./vendor/plugins/audit_fu/spec/audit_fu_spec.rb:4
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/dsl/behaviour.rb:26:in
> `class_eval'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/dsl/behaviour.rb:26:in
> `initialize'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec_on_rails/lib/spec/rails/dsl/behaviour_factory.rb:38:in
> `new'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec_on_rails/lib/spec/rails/dsl/behaviour_factory.rb:38:in
> `create'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec_on_rails/lib/spec/rails/extensions/kernel.rb:4:in
> `context'
>         from ./vendor/plugins/audit_fu/spec/audit_fu_spec.rb:3
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:85:in
> `load'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:85:in
> `load_specs'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:84:in
> `each'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:84:in
> `load_specs'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/behaviour_runner.rb:22:in
> `run'
>         from
> /Users/jeff/Sites/niche/audit_fu/vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/runner/command_line.rb:17:in
> `run'
>         from vendor/plugins/rspec/bin/spec:3
>
> I think I'm missing an include or require somewhere - can anyone see what
> I'm missing or what I've done wrong?  Thanks for your help - Jeff
>


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