[rspec-users] rake db:test:prepare and pending migrations

Scott Taylor scott at railsnewbie.com
Tue Apr 7 13:44:12 EDT 2009


On Apr 7, 2009, at 1:32 PM, James B. Byrne wrote:

>
> I have run into a minor glitch and would like to know what others
> think.  I am working on a test/expectation and as part of the
> process of debugging I am rolling back db:migrations one step at a
> time to discover where the problem was introduced.
>
> My workflow looks like this:
>
> $ cucumber ... feature:xx
> fail
> $ rake db:rollback
> $ rake db:test:prepare
>  fail ... you have pending migrations.
>
> Now, it seems to me that while testing one is interested only in
> those migrations that have been applied, not which ones are
> available.  It is nice to be notified that unapplied migrations
> exist but I am not sure that one should be constrained to apply them
> to conduct tests.
>
> What do others think?

If you are using git, it might be wiser to create a branch and reset -- 
hard back to those migrations.

Or, use git's bisect, and migrate:reset from a clean db each time

Scott


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