[rspec-users] [Rails] Stubbed static methods are bleeding over into other specs and making them fail

Patrick Gannon patgannon at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 20:29:24 EDT 2010

> I just got a chance to try this, and ran into more problems.  Prior to
> trying this, we were running RSpec2 beta 13.  When I changed our Gemfile to
> depend on 'edge' RSpec et al (as you suggested above), I get a very strange
> error when I run rake (after doing a 'bundle install').  The same error
> occurs after I tell it specifically to use beta 16 (rather than 'edge').  It
> seems to somehow not be able to find the bundler gem when it runs the main
> bundler script from within rake:
> C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:779:in
> `report_activate_error': Could not find RubyGem bundler (>= 0)
> (Gem::LoadError)
>         from C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:214:in
> `activate'
>         from C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:1082:in `gem'
>         from C:/Ruby187/bin/bundle:18
> rake aborted!
> bundle exec  C:/Ruby187/bin/ruby.exe  -Ilib -Ispec
> "./spec/controllers/discrepancies_controller_spec.rb" *(...spec names
> omitted..)* failed
> When I downgrade back to beta 13, everything works again.  I can't seem to
> figure out why it wouldn't be able to find the bundler gem (since obviously
> bundler is installed), so I cannot say whether or not your fix for the
> stubbing issue solved my problem.  The stack trace (resulting from running
> rake with "--trace") and my current list of installed gems (via "bundle
> list") is here: http://gist.github.com/470278 (sorry for the line breaks)
> bundler-1.0.0.beta.4 should fix this. Please give it a shot.

Ok, I upgraded to bundler 1.0 beta 9 and configured Gemfile to use edge
RSpec et al (as recommended above).  After doing a 'bundle install', our
tests failed (without trying to re-enable any of the mocking functionality
originally mentioned).  It appears that now RSpec is trying to reference
ActiveRecord, even though we're not using ActiveRecord.  (We specifically
require each of the railties other than ActiveRecord in application.rb,
rather than requiring rails/all.)  The error that rake produces is: Don't
know how to build task 'db:test:prepare'.  I then went ahead and defined an
empty rake task called db:test:prepare, and then got another error relating
to ActiveRecord: uninitialized constant
RSpec::Rails::FixtureSupport::ActiveRecord (NameError).  Stack trace is
here: https://gist.github.com/acbaf0a384b301013140 (sorry for the formatting
- copied/pasted from a DOS window).  I then tried to use RSpec 2.0 beta.16
(rather than edge) and it skipped straight to the aforementioned error (even
when db:test:prepare wasn't defined, it didn't complain about that).

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