Tuesday, 28 July 2009

rails gotchas: undefined method `expects'

If you've just installed rails edge and run the tests, they may fail with: NoMethodError: undefined method `expects' for ... etc etc over and over again (along with a few other errors).

Install the mocha gem via rubygems to get rid of a lot of these errors.

It was the line NoMethodError: undefined method `stub' for ... that clued me in.

It seems that rails requires a short list of gems/packages (beyond rails itself) simply to run its own tests... yet there is no rake gem:install task available to help you figure out which ones... and they aren't in the "contributing to rails" guide. I'll be submitting a patch shortly...

Following on from this I got:

MissingSourceFile: no such file to load -- openssl

and farther down the list:

LoadError: no such file to load -- net/https

Unfortunately, these errors occur when Ruby hasn't been installed with openssl-support. If you're running ubuntu, you can just run apt-get install libopenssl-ruby.

1 comment:

Doel Sengupta said...

Thanks..this was my error!