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

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 16:58:44 EDT 2007

On 9/4/07, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

I managed to fix it by changing the require to use the full path to the plugin:

require "vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/rake/spectask"


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