[rspec-users] rspec-rails fails to find a controller name

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 09:25:38 EDT 2009

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 12:32 PM,  <Paul.Kelly at infineon.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>        I have a problem that seems a bit strange. No matter how I specify the controller name in a rails controller rspec I am always presented with
> 'HostController Retrieving /host via GET should redirect if not logged in' FAILED
> Controller specs need to know what controller is being specified. You can
> indicate this by passing the controller to describe():
>  describe MyController do
> or by declaring the controller's name
>  describe "a MyController" do
>    controller_name :my #invokes the MyController
> end
> This is the result of running this command over this file
> Command : spec -c -fs spec/controllers/host_controller_spec.rb
> File:
> require File.expand_path(File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../spec_helper')
> describe HostController, "Retrieving /host via GET" do
>  integrate_views
>  controller_name :host
>  it "should redirect if not logged in" do
>    #session[:user] = nil
>    #get :index
>    #response.should redirect_to("/user/login")
>  end
> end
>  In have tried this with and without the text string after the controller name on the describe line. I have also tried it with and without the controller_name directive. It always gives this message. What am I doing wrong?!?!?
> Rails version 2.0.2

The oldest rails supported by rspec-1.2.x is rails-2.0.5. Your options
are to either upgrade your rails app to 2.0.5, which is what I'd
recommend (path of least resistance since you're not crossing a minor
version boundary) or to downgrade rspec to pre 1.2.

Good luck.


> Rpec version 1.2.4 and 1.2.0
> Rpsec-rails version 1.2.4 and 1.2.0
> Thanks a lot if you can help in any way.
>        Paul.kelly at infineon.com
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