[rspec-users] getting storyrunner success/failure status in rake task

Korny Sietsma korny at sietsma.com
Wed Apr 16 03:17:31 EDT 2008


Sweet!  We're on an r&d project, so we'll probably move to edge...

- Korny

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Ben Mabey <ben at benmabey.com> wrote:
>
> Korny Sietsma wrote:
>  > Hi folks - I'm trying to build a rake task to run our plain-text
>  > stories, both from a normal build and from our continuous integration
>  > server.
>  >
>  > However, I'm having a problem - running all.rb doesn't return any sort
>  > of success/failure - so a broken story doesn't indicate to Cruise
>  > Control that the build is broken.
>  >
>  > Currently the rake task is:
>  >   desc "Run all stories"
>  >   task :stories do
>  >         output = "#{ARTIFACT_DIR}/doc/rspec/story_results.txt"
>  >         ruby "#{RAILS_ROOT}/stories/all.rb"
>  >   end
>  >
>  > and all.rb calls story files which do the standard sort of thing:
>  > ----
>  > require File.dirname(__FILE__) + "/helper"
>  >
>  > with_steps_for(:stuff, :morestuff) do
>  >   run_local_story "my_first_story", :type => RailsStory
>  > end
>  > ----
>  >
>  > I'm going to try switching to Kyle Hargrave's story runner stuff - but
>  > it's unclear to me if this has any sort of success/fail indicator
>  > either...
>  >
>  > Any suggestions on how to get the above to return a failure code, or
>  > throw an exception?  I've seen stuff in the code relating to
>  > Spec::Story::World.errors() - but I can't seem to work out how to
>  > access this.
>  >
>  > (Oh, and I'm very new to rspec stories, and somewhat new to rake
>  > tasks, so forgive me if I'm missing something obvious)
>  >
>  > - Korny
>  >
>  >
>
>
>  Korny,
>  The exit code for the story runner does not work in the current (1.1.3)
>  version.  I made a patch to add that functionality so our CI would be
>  happy and it is already in rspec edge and will be in 1.1.4.  You can
>  either grab my patch or switch to edge rspec.  My patch is here:
>  http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/5645/tickets/228-story-runner-exit-code
>
>  -Ben
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