[rspec-users] undefined method `mock_model' for [RSpec example]:#<Class:0x25550a8>

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 22:01:14 EDT 2007

On 8/20/07, Zach Dennis <zach.dennis at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/20/07, aslak hellesoy <aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Several problems here:
> >
> > First, rspec_scaffold must be given a *singularised* name, in your
> > case 'product'. (This is Rails being finicky, not RSpec).
> ok
> > Second, after running rspec_scaffold you must run rake db:migrate
> This I didn't do, but doing this makes no difference on the mock model
> error. This does fix the issue if I run the spec from RAILS_ROOT, but
> not if I run the spec from within the spec/views/products directory.

Ah - now THAT makes sense. This won't work on any system at all. RSpec
looks for /spec/views/ in the path to know that it's a view spec. If
you're in the view spec directory, it doesn't get the information it
needs. Make sense?

> > Third, before you can run specs with ruby or spec, you must create the
> > test database. This can be done with rake spec or rake db:test:prepare
> The database was already in existence, so I left that part omitted in the video
> If I run specs from RAILS_ROOT then everything works, but not if I'm
> not in RAILS_ROOT. This is less of an issue I originally thought, but
> the directory thing is a minor irritation, although I can make sure to
> run specs from the RAILS_ROOT.

We'd have to change how rspec figures out what behaviour_type to use
to reduce the irritation. Any suggestions?

> thx,
> Zach
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