[rspec-users] Attachment-fu + Story Runner

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 08:28:33 EST 2007

On Dec 11, 2007 6:18 AM, Daniel Tenner <daniel.ruby at tenner.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to run a Story Runner integration test that uploads a file
> through Attachment-fu.
> I've tried various ways of specifying the file data, from custom mocks:
> class MockFile < Struct.new
> (:original_filename, :read, :content_type); end
> fdata = MockFile.new  "test_upload.txt", "Test Upload", "text/plain"
> to 'proper' railsy stubs like:
> fdata = ActionController::TestUploadedFile.new("../spec/fixtures/
> test_upload.txt", "text/plain")
> The actual params are specified as:
> { :uploaded_data => fdata,
>      :filename => file_reference_name(identifier)
>    }
> Now, this is being passed successfully into attachment-fu, where it
> is processed. Well, almost successfully. Somehow, along the way, the
> TestUploadedFile, struct, mock, whatever you want, gets turned into a
> String. Then it blows up when attachment-fu tries to retrieve the
> content type:
> #<NoMethodError: undefined method `content_type' for
> "#<ActionController::TestUploadedFile:0x34349ac>":String>
> Somehow, I can't seem to pass anything but a String down into the
> controller. Even in the action, the TestUploadedFile is already
> transmogrified into a String (which, of course, has no content_type
> property). I put a logging statement in the ActionController too, and
> it seems that the entire params hash is turned into a string
> somewhere in there - which would explain why the object has literally
> no chance of going through.
> I'm a bit stumped by this. I guess it makes sense that params are
> turned into strings - but then what sort of string should i specify
> for a file upload?
> Thanks for any help.

Code please.

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