[rspec-users] rspec 1.3.2, Rails 2.3.14 - plugins not loading

Jens-Christian Fischer jcfischer at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 10:02:03 EDT 2011

Hi there

I have a weird situation. I have inherited a project in Rails 1.2.3
that has been upgraded to Rails 2.3.14 (and is running). I have
installed Cucumber and Rspec to start to write features/tests for the
new code that needs to be written. In my Gemfile, these Gems are

group :test do
  gem 'rspec-rails', '~> 1.3.4', :require => 'spec/rails'
  gem 'rspec', '~> 1.3.2', :require => 'spec'
  gem "capybara", "0.3.9"
  gem "cucumber", "0.9.4"
  gem "cucumber-rails", "0.3.2"
  gem 'database_cleaner'

When I run the specs (bundle exec spec spec), I get error messages
because the plugins of the application aren't loaded.

Indeed, if I bundle the gems in "group :test, :development do ", then
script/server and script/console fail to start as well because the
plugins aren't loaded.

Anyone seen this problem or can give me a hint of why the plugins
suddenly aren't loaded (and where I should poke to find the cause)?


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