[rspec-users] Installing rspec, cucumber, et al.

Scott Taylor mailing_lists at railsnewbie.com
Tue Nov 11 15:47:56 EST 2008

On Nov 11, 2008, at 3:44 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 2:16 PM, James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte- 
> lyne.ca> wrote:
>> On Tue, November 11, 2008 15:05, David Chelimsky wrote:
>>> You must have installed rspec during the short time we were using
>>> git-submodules.
>>> You'll want to remove them and reinstall as plugins (or as gems).
>>> Here's some info on un-doing git-submodules:
>> Removing git submodules is well-practised art for me, much to my
>> embarassment.  However, I would like the present situation with  
>> respect to
>> rspec and rspec-rails clarified for me.  I seem to recall that at  
>> some
>> point one had to have rspec installed as a plugin if one intended  
>> to use
>> rspec-rails, which also had to be installed as a plugin.  Has this
>> situation been altered, are gems alone now sufficient?
> Your options are:
> system gems
> vendor/gems
> vendor/plugins
> The rspec-rails gem has a hard dependency on the rspec gem of the same
> version, so if you install rspec-rails-1.1.11.gem with dependencies,
> it will install rspec-1.1.11.gem as well.
> There have been reports of problems with system gems, so right now it
> seems the safest way is to use vendor/gems or vendor/pugins.

+1 for vendor/plugins.  It's the tested and tried method.


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