[rspec-users] Rspec-method missing error

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 22:31:50 EDT 2010


On Jul 9, 2010, at 1:28 AM, siva wrote:

> Hi
> 
>   Thanks in advance for helping me. I got the following error:
> 
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
> active_support/whiny_nil.rb:52:in `method_missing': undefined method
> `strip' for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:1142:in
> `initialize_http_header'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:1140:in `each'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:1140:in
> `initialize_http_header'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:1472:in `initialize'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:1588:in `initialize'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:772:in `new'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:772:in `get'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/cloudfiles-1.4.7/lib/
> cloudfiles/authentication.rb:23:in `initialize'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/cloudfiles-1.4.7/lib/
> cloudfiles/connection.rb:70:in `new'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/cloudfiles-1.4.7/lib/
> cloudfiles/connection.rb:70:in `initialize'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/storage.rb:306:in `new'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/storage.rb:306:in `cloudfiles'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/storage.rb:310:in `create_container'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/storage.rb:316:in
> `cloudfiles_container'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/storage.rb:295:in `extended'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/storage.rb:290:in `instance_eval'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/storage.rb:290:in `extended'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/attachment.rb:334:in `extend'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/attachment.rb:334:in
> `initialize_storage'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip/attachment.rb:54:in `initialize'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip.rb:359:in `new'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip.rb:359:in `attachment_for'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/paperclip-
> cloudfiles-2.3.2/lib/paperclip.rb:257:in `avatar'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/validations.rb:466:in `send'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/validations.rb:466:in `validates_each'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/validations.rb:465:in `each'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/validations.rb:465:in `validates_each'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
> active_support/callbacks.rb:182:in `call'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
> active_support/callbacks.rb:182:in `evaluate_method'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
> active_support/callbacks.rb:166:in `call'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
> active_support/callbacks.rb:90:in `run'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
> active_support/callbacks.rb:90:in `each'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
> active_support/callbacks.rb:90:in `send'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
> active_support/callbacks.rb:90:in `run'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
> active_support/callbacks.rb:276:in `run_callbacks'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/validations.rb:1098:in `valid_without_callbacks?'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/callbacks.rb:315:in `valid?'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/validations.rb:1077:in `save_without_dirty'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/dirty.rb:79:in `save_without_transactions'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/transactions.rb:229:in `send'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/transactions.rb:229:in
> `with_transaction_returning_status'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/database_statements.rb:
> 136:in `transaction'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/transactions.rb:182:in `transaction'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/transactions.rb:228:in
> `with_transaction_returning_status'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/transactions.rb:196:in `save'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/transactions.rb:208:in `rollback_active_record_state!'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/transactions.rb:196:in `save'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/
> active_record/base.rb:723:in `create'
>        from ./spec/models/user_spec.rb:57
>        from ./spec/models/user_spec.rb:56:in `each'
>        from ./spec/models/user_spec.rb:56
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> example/example_group_methods.rb:183:in `module_eval'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> example/example_group_methods.rb:183:in `subclass'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> example/example_group_methods.rb:55:in `describe'
>        from ./spec/models/user_spec.rb:49
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> example/example_group_methods.rb:183:in `module_eval'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> example/example_group_methods.rb:183:in `subclass'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> example/example_group_methods.rb:55:in `describe'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> example/example_group_factory.rb:31:in `create_example_group'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> dsl/main.rb:28:in `describe'
>        from ./spec/models/user_spec.rb:37
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> runner/example_group_runner.rb:15:in `load'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> runner/example_group_runner.rb:15:in `load_files'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> runner/example_group_runner.rb:14:in `each'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> runner/example_group_runner.rb:14:in `load_files'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> runner/options.rb:133:in `run_examples'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/
> runner/command_line.rb:9:in `run'
>        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/bin/spec:5
>        from /usr/local/bin/spec:19:in `load'
>        from /usr/local/bin/spec:19
> 
>     I didn't understand what is the root cause for this? So could
> please help me to get rid out this problem. It's urgent. Once again
> thanks for all...

Please post some code and specs - can't tell much from the backtrace. Also, I'd recommend using gist or pastie - very difficult to read that backtrace in an email given the formatting.

> With Regards
> Siva
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