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

Matthijs Langenberg mlangenberg at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 06:05:01 EDT 2007


Is it actually possible to run the specifications written for a plugin
without having much hassle in setting up a rails application?

The one thing holding me back writing specs for plugins (with
generators) is the fact that I need to 1) make a change in my
generated spec, 2) change the code to let the spec pass, 3) Change the
generator so they generate the new spec / code, 4) Use the generator
in a new rails application, 5) Run all specs.

This is so much hassle that It's really tempting to just let the tests
be. (which is ofcourse very wrong).

On 4/25/07, aslak hellesoy <aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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