[rspec-users] Rspec2, Autotest showing failure on all passing specs

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 01:21:52 EDT 2010

On Aug 10, 2010, at 10:45 PM, Pixel wrote:

> Hey guys,
> This is making me nuts, and I've run out of things to google.
> I'm writing myself a little gem library, primarily for my own
> education.  I got a healthy start on my specs and figured I could do
> myself a favor and get the specs running under autotest.  It's not
> working quite like I expected.  My specs all pass, but autotest is
> showing red instead of green.  I've uploaded a screenshot of what I'm
> seeing, since I don't have a specific error to report.
> http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3396/screenshotterminal08111.png
> You can see rspec is working fine without autotest.
> I'm looking for two things here:
> a) How do I get more information out of autotest and/or rspec about
> this apparent error?  I've tried various incantations involving
> --verbose and -b and nothing seems to be getting at the information I
> want.
> b) How do I fix this?  I'd be happy to do more googling but I don't
> know what to look for anymore, various combinations of 'autotest'
> 'failure' 'rspec' 'rspec2' arn't getting me the information I need and
> I don't know what other keywords I can use.  I've gisted some of my
> configuration type files in hopes that I've just missed some simple
> setup (I used jeweler to start the setup, but it's setup for rspec1
> not rspec2 so I wonder if that's where the problem originated?)  You
> can see those here: http://gist.github.com/518386  (I'd be happy to
> include more if it's useful.)

I've never seen that before. Do you have red_green installed and maybe referenced from ~/.autotest?

> Off to try and reproduce this on a fresh gemset....
> -Cole
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