[rspec-users] HOWTO: Background tasks during test (ugly)

Student blogger at pierian-spring.net
Thu Oct 29 08:28:22 EDT 2009

No autoscript here.  I don't doubt that there are wrappers that might
handle it, I was going for a solution in a bare rspec environment.

datadir was missed in the transposition--it should have been data


On Oct 29, 5:22 am, Ashley Moran <ashley.mo... at patchspace.co.uk>
> On Oct 29, 2009, at 3:09 am, Student wrote:
> > I am writing a script that reads connection information from a config
> > file, and based, on what it finds, connects to multiple mysql servers
> > and performs tasks.  To test this script, I need to set up test
> > servers, but getting them running without causing the tests to be
> > rerun when they stop is a bit..tricky.  I cannot say that I'm proud of
> > it, but here is how I did it:
> Is this because of autospec?  If so, you can modify the files autotest  
> watches.  Or, you could do the server stuff in a tmpdir[1] directory.
> Let me know if I'm off-target - I can't see the definition of  
> `datadir` in your snippet.
> Ashley
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