[rspec-users] problem with get and post methods.. require missing ?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 13:47:44 EDT 2008


On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 12:42 PM,  <tgateau at seethroo.us> wrote:
>
> Hello, I got an error when I run my spec test of a controlleur : the get
> and post methodes are unknown. here is my test file :
>
> ##
> setup_controller_spec.rb :
> ##
>
> require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../spec_helper'
> require "#{LIB_DIR}/application"
> require "#{LIB_DIR}/setups_controller"
>
> describe "A SetupController" do
>  before :each do
>    @setup_controller = SetupsController.new
>  end
>
>  it "should get step 1 first" do
>    get 'step1'
>    response.should be_success
>  end
> ###
>
> here is my spec_helper file :
> ##
> ENV["RAILS_ENV"] = "test"
> require "rubygems"
> require "activerecord"
> require "spec"
> require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../config/environment'
> LIB_DIR = File.join(File.expand_path(File.dirname(__FILE__)), *%w[.. app
> controllers])
>
> puts LIB_DIR
> ###
>
> I get the error :
> ##
> NoMethodError in 'A SetupController should get step 1 first'
> undefined method `get' for
> #<Spec::Example::ExampleGroup::Subclass_1:0xb786cefc>
> ./setup_controller_spec.rb:13:

The spec doesn't know it is supposed to be a controller spec. For it
to know that, it needs to be in RAILS_ROOT/spec/controllers, or you
can use this argument to the describe method:

describe SetupController, :type => :controller do
  ...
end

HTH,
David

> ###
>
> (the same thing happens with the post methode)
>
> depending on the RSpec doc, this methode should exist in the rspec plugin...
> http://rspec.info/documentation/rails/writing/controllers.html
> ##sample :
> get 'some_action'
> response.should render_template("path/to/template/for/action")
> ###
>
> I think it's another require problem...
> Or maybe I make a mistake in my installation of the plugin
> (I just execute the 2 commands in my working directory :
> ruby script/plugin install
> http://rspec.rubyforge.org/svn/tags/REL_1_1_3/rspec
> ruby script/plugin install
> http://rspec.rubyforge.org/svn/tags/REL_1_1_3/rspec_on_rails
> )
>
> Could somebody help me for this problem ?
> Thanks
> Thibault
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