[rspec-users] Trivial controller spec fail

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 07:08:31 EDT 2010

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 5:11 AM, rodrigo benenson
<rodrigo.benenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello RSpec community !

Welcome, Rodrigo.

> I'm a Ruby on Rails newby trying to get my first application running.
> I already got some of the website running and now I'm writting the
> tests to verify that everything works as expected and that it will
> stay like that in future versions.
> However I'm having a really hard time getting RSpec to run correctly.
> Following the mailing list policy I have created a gist with:
> system configuration.txt -> my gem list and spec version
> teaser_controller.rb -> the 12 lines dummy controller
> teaser_controller_spec.rb -> the 14 lines spec that fails
> output.txt -> the error I get when I run "rake spec:controllers", with
> its traceback
> http://gist.github.com/343339
> My controller does
>  def index
>        render :teaser_v1

If you're rendering another action in Rails, this should read:

  render :action => "teaser_v1"

Take a look at http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionController/Base.html#M000658
for more info.


>  end
> def teaser_v1
>  end
> My spec does
>  it "renders :teaser_v1" do
>      get :index
>  end
> and then rake spec does
> ArgumentError in 'TeaserController GET index renders :teaser_v1'
> wrong number of arguments (2 for 1)
> /home/rodrigob/work/popster_work/popster_bzr/src/web/popster/app/controllers/teaser_controller.rb:6:in
> `index'
> /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-2.3.5/lib/action_controller/base.rb:1331:in
> `send'
> The teaser_controller just renders a static html files, no templates,
> no partials, no nothing. Yet, the test fails.
> I have created a side test project where I ran
> ruby script/generate rspec_scaffold Stuff name:string category:name
> and compared the created files with mines. But I still cannot see why
> the test project specs pass, and mines do not.
> Your help is very welcome.
> Than you very much for creating such a nice specification tool.
> I hope I will be able to use and contribute to it in the future.
> Regards,
> rodrigob.
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