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

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 09:28:10 EDT 2009


On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 8:25 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

BTW, I was able to reproduce the behaviour you describe with
rspec-1.2.4 and rails-2.0.2, so there is an incompatibility there
(i.e. it's not something else that you're missing or is specific to
your particular app or environment)

>
> Good luck.
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
>>
>> 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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