[rspec-users] rake spec default environment

Jonathan Linowes jonathan at parkerhill.com
Mon Oct 29 12:59:27 EDT 2007

On Oct 29, 2007, at 9:04 AM, Jonathan Linowes wrote:

> hi,
> When I run  rake spec , it seems to be starting with my default
> environment (development or production) and connects to that
> database, before actually connecting to the test one and proceeding
> with the tests. When I remove the development database, the specs
> wont run. How do i initiate rspec to be test environment from the
> start? I dont see this when i run using script/spec
> linoj

Database config aside, it turns out the issue was my spec_helper.rb  
file contained:

ENV["RAILS_ENV"] ||= "test"

I changed it to

ENV["RAILS_ENV"] = "test"


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