[rspec-users] Cant able to create a Rspec files

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 09:26:43 EDT 2010

On Aug 10, 2010, at 6:27 AM, Aruna Chinnamuthu wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to ROR. I am working on Rspec..
> I have been provided with a full package of an application.
> I kept it in my rails dir.
> The dir itself contains  spec folder with some controllers/models and
> fixtures but without spec_helper file.
> So when i run $spec spec/ i got an error
>         /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/runner/options.rb:283:in
> `files_to_load': File or directory not found: spec/ (RuntimeError)
> So i simply deleted the whole spec folder.
> And again created  a new spec by
> aruna at aruna-desktop:~/railsprojects/appname_c$ script/generate rspec
> Configuring rspec and rspec-rails gems in config/environments/test.rb
> ...
>      exists  lib/tasks
>      create  lib/tasks/rspec.rake
>      create  script/autospec
>      create  script/spec
>      create  spec
>      create  spec/rcov.opts
>      create  spec/spec.opts
>      create  spec/spec_helper.rb
> aruna at aruna-desktop:~/railsprojects/appname_c$
> after all this .. I try to add the testing spec for my controller Users
> by
>         aruna at aruna-desktop:~/railsprojects/appname_c$ script/generate
> rspec_controller Users new
>         The name 'UsersController' is either already used in your
> application or reserved by Ruby on Rails.
>         Please choose an alternative and run this generator again.
>         aruna at aruna-desktop:~/railsprojects/appname_c$
> I am getting the error as above ..
> Pls give me suggestions of why i am getting this error.
> How to resolve this one..

Hi Aruna,

I see that this is all a bit new for you, so here are a couple of things you may not understand.

The people who participate in this mailing list are here to help you, but we all volunteer our time to do this. This means that you have a responsibility to research things on your own before you ask questions here. I'm not talking hours of research, but in this case a simple google search will point you to the answer to your question. [1]

If you do a search like that and find that you are confused by the information that _is_ available, then by all means, please feel free to write us here with links to the confusing information and we'll either try to help or try to point you to a better resource (for example, this question is really a Rails question, not an RSpec question, so we'd likely point you to the Rails mailing list [2] for assistance).

I realize this may seem a bit off-puttting, but if you peruse our archives I think you'll see that we're actually a pretty helpful bunch, and we do look forward to helping you with your questions about RSpec.


[1] http://lmgtfy.com/?q=The+name+%27UsersController%27+is+either+already+used+in+your+application+or+reserved+by+Ruby+on+Rails.
[2] http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk

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