[rspec-users] Can't run specs after upgrading gems... get 0 tests, 0 assertions...

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 18:11:23 EST 2009

On Nov 2, 2009, at 12:49 AM, Brian Takita wrote:

> Actually, I think this is more of a bug with test/unit.
> If you are going to override inherited, be a good citizen and call
> super. :-)
> Same with method_missing or any other "core" method you override.
> Anyways, I do have a fix. It's to monkey-patch test/unit. How do I  
> also
> submit the patch to test/unit?

I see a tracker at http://rubyforge.org/projects/test-unit/ - give  
that a try? And thanks for doing the research.

If you don't get a prompt response from the test/unit team, maybe we  
should include the monkey patch in RSpec for the time being. WDYT?

> David Chelimsky wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 6:35 PM, Stephen Eley <sfeley at gmail.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> Test::Unit gem into RSpec? �And then require the bundled  
>>> Test::Unit
>>> directly on its path instead of the gem and Ruby loadpaths?
>>> Sure, for stock Ruby 1.8 users this would be redundant, but they
>>> wouldn't really lose anything. �And everyone on 1.9 or running the
>>> Test::Unit gem for other purposes gains reliability and a much  
>>> easier
>>> path to getting RSpec running the first time. �It's not an ideal
>>> solution but it'd be quick to set up. �Is there a reason why this
>>> wouldn't work or shouldn't be done?
>> I'll give this some thought, though I'd much rather just solve the
>> problem. For the 1.2.9 release I added a message. When you run specs
>> w/ test/unit interop (which is implicit in rspec-rails) it senses
>> whether t/u 1.2.3 is loaded - if not it raises an error explaining
>> your options.
>> In terms of solving the problem, there are a few paths:
>> 1. Figure out why ruby 1.9 + rubygems + activesupport is allowing two
>> different versions of the same gem to be loaded.
>> 2. Get rspec to play nice w/ test-unit-2.0.3
>> 3. Get rspec to play nice w/ minitest.
>> 4. Some combination of 1, 2, and 3.
>> This probably won't get resolved (by me) until we release rspec-2,
>> work on which has begun but it's waiting for me to get the book off  
>> to
>> print before it gets the full love and attention it needs. If anybody
>> out there wants to help w/ any of the above, please fork the repo,  
>> get
>> it to work, and if it works well I'll be glad to merge it back in.
>> Cheers,
>> David
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