[rspec-users] Fixture::FormatError parsing YAML

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Mon May 18 15:16:47 EDT 2009


On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 10:31 AM, WJSimacek <wayne.simacek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>    I'm trying to test restful_authentication plugin and am getting
> errors with my install.
>      ==>I've been through the YAML specification and actually copied
> the fixture file into word looking for tabs instead of spaces. I've
> played with various parts of the formatting, but I need a fresh pair
> of eyes on this one.
>
>  1) Error:
> test_the_truth(PostTest):
> Fixture::FormatError: a YAML error occurred parsing C:/Users/Wayne/
> Documents/Aptana Studio/blog/test/fixtures/fixtures.yml. Please note
> that YAML must be consistently indented using spaces. Tabs are not
> allowed. Please have a look at http://www.yaml.org/faq.html
> The exact error was:
>  NameError: undefined local variable or method `options' for
> main:Object

What line/file is this last bit happening on? I wonder if the YML
problem is a red herring.

>
> Here's the related fixtures.yml
> quentin:
>  id: 1
>  login: quentin
>  email: quentin at example.com
>  salt: 7e3041ebc2fc05a40c60028e2c4901a81035d3cd
>  crypted_password: 00742970dc9e6319f8019fd54864d3ea740f04b1
>  created_at: <%= 5.days.ago.to_s :db %>
> <% if options[:include_activation] %>  activation_code:
> 8f24789ae988411ccf33ab0c30fe9106fab32e9b <% end %>
> <% if options[:include_activation] %>  activated_at: <%=
> 5.days.ago.to_s :db %> <% end %>
> <% if options[:stateful] %>  state: active<% end %>
> aaron:
>  id: 2
>  login: aaron
>  email: aaron at example.com
>  salt: 7e3041ebc2fc05a40c60028e2c4901a81035d3cd
>  crypted_password: 00742970dc9e6319f8019fd54864d3ea740f04b1
>  created_at: <%= 1.days.ago.to_s :db %>
> <% if options[:include_activation] %>  activation_code:
> 8f24789ae988411ccf33ab0c30fe9106fab32e9a <% end %>
> <% if options[:stateful] %>  state: pending<% end %>
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