[rspec-users] Rake tasks getting in the way of edge (uses gem instead)

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 15:59:15 EDT 2007

On 9/4/07, Pat Maddox <pergesu at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I'd been running gem releases of rspec for the past several months,
> and I installed edge rspec so that I can use Story Runner.
> I'm running into a problem because I've got a couple rake tasks that
> reference "spec/rake/raketask".  If I try to run "rake spec" then it
> pulls in the gem version instead of the plugin version.  rake blows up
> saying that the versions are incompatible...RSpec is at 1.0.8 and
> rspec_on_rails is at r2507.
> If I remove those rake tasks then it runs fine.  So it just seems that
> when rake starts up, it loads all the available task files, which
> includes a reference to require rspec stuff.  Since the plugins
> haven't been loaded yet it gets the gem version.
> afaik the solution is to build a new gem.  However I don't want to
> have to tell my team members to update their gem every single day.
> Also I think including rspec in vendor/plugins is supposed to obviate
> that anyway, but this is probably just some path loading stuff.
> Anyone else run into this?  How do you handle it?

See http://rspec.rubyforge.org/documentation/rails/install.html

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