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

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 16:07:40 EST 2008


"David Chelimsky" <dchelimsky at gmail.com> writes:

> 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.

I thought it was vendor/gems that had problems?  At any rate, I've been
using system gems on several projects with no troubles.

Pat


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