[rspec-users] Need Help with Specs failing when using ActionMailer

Brad brad.forsyth at inspire2go.com
Wed Jan 20 22:38:28 EST 2010


Finally solved the problem.  Even though the application is Rails
2.3.5 it was started on a much earlier version and the view files were
using the old rhtml extensions.  The newer auto format detection uses
html.erb, or in the case of the mailer, likes
file_name.text.html.erb.  All I had to do was rename the view files
and the specifications passed.  Not sure why the application ran fine
with the old file name extensions whereas controller spec's failed,
but at least it is now working.

On Dec 10 2009, 9:20 am, Brad <brad.fors... at inspire2go.com> wrote:
> Dave
> Thanks for looking at this.  I really appreciate it.
>
> Here is the method being called:
>
> 144  # Sign up a new user with a default role of USER and with a state
> of pending.
> 145  # The user must activate their account via e-mail before they can
> login
> 146  def self.create_from_signup(params = {} )
> 147    user = new(params)
> 148    if user.valid?
> 149      user.register!
> 150      UserNotifier.deliver_signup_notification(user)
> 151    end
> 152    return user
> 153  end
>
> Line 150 is calling UserNotifier
>
> class UserNotifier <ActionMailer::Base
>   def signup_notification(user)
>     setup_email(user)
>     @subject    += "#{user.login}, Please activate your new account"
>     @body[:url]  = "http://#{SITE_HOST}/activate/#
> {user.activation_code}"
>   end
>
>   def password_reset_notification(user, newpassword)
>     setup_email(user)
>     @subject    += "#{user.login}, Account changes"
>     @body[:password]  = newpassword
>   end
>
>   protected
>   def setup_email(user)
>     @recipients  = "#{user.email}"
>     @from        =  SITE
>     @subject     = "[CONFIRMATION] "
>     @sent_on     = Time.now
>     @body[:user] = user
>   end
> end
>
> Everything works well in the standalone model spec.  It's when I
> combine it with controller spec's that the problem occurs.
>
> Brad
>
> On Dec 10, 4:55 am, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Brad <brad.fors... at inspire2go.com> wrote:
> > > No one was able to help me with the last post so I thought I would try
> > > again with more details.  I am having problems with specs that invoke
> > > the mailer.  My User model has a method that invokes a mailer as part
> > > of the create_from_signup method.
>
> > > First an example of the test that passes in my spec/models/user_spec
> > > when run in isolation (i.e. spec spec/models/user_spec.rb).
>
> > >    before do
> > >      UserNotifier.deliveries = []
> > >    end
>
> > >    it "should signup a valid user and send an activation e-mail" do
> > >      u = User.create_from_signup(params)
> > >      u.state.should == 'pending'
> > >      UserNotifier.should have(1).deliveries
> > >      mail = UserNotifier.deliveries.first
> > >      mail.to.should eql( [u.email] )
> > >      mail.subject.should eql( "#{u.login}, Please activate your new
> > > account" )
> > >    end
>
> > > The spec passes with no problems [ all green :) ]
>
> > > When I run this same spec within my entire suite (spec spec), it fails
> > > with the following backtrace
>
> > > ArgumentError in 'User Signup - should signup a valid user and send an
> > > activation e-mail"
> > > wrong number of arguments (0 for 1)
> > > ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.5/lib/action_mailer/
> > > base.rb:551:in 'content_type'
> > > ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.5/lib/action_mailer/
> > > base.rb:551:in 'render_message'
> > > ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.5/lib/action_mailer/
> > > base.rb:493:in 'create!'
> > > ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.5/lib/action_mailer/
> > > base.rb:452:in 'initialize'
> > > ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.5/lib/action_mailer/
> > > base.rb:395:in 'new'
> > > ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.5/lib/action_mailer/
> > > base.rb:395:in 'method_missing'
> > > rails/app/models/user.rb:150:in 'create_from_signup'
>
> > What's on line 150 in user.rb? Please post the entire method
> > surrounding that line.
>
> > > I get this same error in my user controller tests, whether I run it
> > > standalone or within the suite.
>
> > > Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?
>
> > > Thanks in advance
>
> > > Brad
>
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