Upgrading to RSpec 1.0.4 on Mac OS X TigerEdit

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These notes were made while upgrading from RSpec 1.0.3 to RSpec 1.0.4 on Mac OS X Tiger.

Like the last upgrade (see "Upgrading to RSpec 1.0.3 on Mac OS X Tiger"), there was no corresponding Spec::UI upgrade.


First double check that all specs are passing for Walrus. This is a good check because there are a lot of specifications, many of them containing numerous assertions:

# from the top-level directory of the Walrus source tree:
rake spec

Download and install

sudo gem install rspec


Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
Successfully installed rspec-1.0.4
Installing ri documentation for rspec-1.0.4...
Installing RDoc documentation for rspec-1.0.4...

Update FastRI index

fastri-server -b


Indexing RI docs for ParseTree version 1.7.0.
Indexing RI docs for RubyInline version 3.6.3.
Indexing RI docs for ZenTest version 3.6.0.
Indexing RI docs for actionmailer version 1.3.3.
Indexing RI docs for actionpack version 1.13.3.
Indexing RI docs for actionwebservice version 1.2.3.
Indexing RI docs for activerecord version 1.15.3.
Indexing RI docs for activesupport version 1.4.2.
Indexing RI docs for dhaka version 2.1.0.
Indexing RI docs for diff-lcs version 1.1.2.
Indexing RI docs for fastri version
Indexing RI docs for heckle version 1.4.0.
Indexing RI docs for hoe version 1.2.1.
Indexing RI docs for model_security_generator version 0.0.9.
Indexing RI docs for rake version 0.7.3.
Indexing RI docs for rcodetools version
Indexing RI docs for rcov version
Indexing RI docs for rspec version 1.0.4.
Indexing RI docs for ruby-debug version 0.9.3.
Indexing RI docs for ruby-debug-base version 0.9.3.
Indexing RI docs for ruby-prof version 0.4.1.
Indexing RI docs for ruby2ruby version 1.1.5.
Indexing RI docs for rubyforge version 0.4.2.
Indexing RI docs for rubygems version 0.9.2.
Indexing RI docs for spec_ui version 0.2.3.
Indexing RI docs for sqlite3-ruby version 1.2.1.
Indexing RI docs for walrus version 0.1.
Indexing RI docs for zentest version 3.5.0.
Building index.
* 12498 methods
* 2456 classes/modules
Needed 2.74803 seconds


# run the specs again
rake spec


cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles/RSpec.tmbundle
svn up


There were no changes since the last RSpec release:

At revision 2060.

After updating

Normally, if TextMate is running, from the TextMate "Bundles" menu, open the "Bundle Editor" submenu and select "Reload Bundles". But in this case as there were no changes this should not be necessary.


I have a Rails project where rspec is installed as a plug-in. The --force switch is necessary in order to install over the previously installed copy:

# from inside the Rails application top-level directory
script/plugin install --force svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/tags/REL_1_0_4/rspec
script/plugin install --force svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/tags/REL_1_0_4/rspec_on_rails

See if any other changes are necessary:

script/generate rspec --pretend


      exists  spec
overwrite spec/spec_helper.rb? [Ynaqd] d
--- script/../config/../spec/spec_helper.rb     2007-05-29 16:25:38.000000000 +0200
+++ script/../config/../spec/spec_helper.rb.22958.0     2007-05-30 11:59:44.000000000 +0200
@@ -8,6 +8,9 @@
   config.use_transactional_fixtures = true
   config.use_instantiated_fixtures  = false
   config.fixture_path = RAILS_ROOT + '/spec/fixtures'
+  config.before(:each, :behaviour_type => :controller) do
+    raise_controller_errors
+  end
   # You can declare fixtures for each behaviour like this:
   #   describe "...." do
\ No newline at end of file
overwrite spec/spec_helper.rb? [Ynaqd] n
       force  spec/spec_helper.rb
   identical  spec/spec.opts
   identical  previous_failures.txt
   identical  script/spec_server
   identical  script/spec

So I decided to proceed with the change:

script/generate rspec

Cleaning up old versions of installed gems

I also took the opportunity to clean up some older versions of the installed gems.

sudo gem cleanup


Cleaning up installed gems...
Attempting uninstall on rspec-0.9.0
Successfully uninstalled rspec version 0.9.0
Attempting uninstall on spec_ui-0.2.0
Successfully uninstalled spec_ui version 0.2.0
Attempting uninstall on rspec-1.0.2
Successfully uninstalled rspec version 1.0.2
Attempting uninstall on rspec-0.8.2
Successfully uninstalled rspec version 0.8.2
Attempting uninstall on rspec-1.0.3
Successfully uninstalled rspec version 1.0.3
Attempting uninstall on rspec-0.9.2
Successfully uninstalled rspec version 0.9.2
Attempting uninstall on spec_ui-0.2.2
Successfully uninstalled spec_ui version 0.2.2
Attempting uninstall on rspec-0.9.3
Successfully uninstalled rspec version 0.9.3
Attempting uninstall on rspec-0.9.4
Successfully uninstalled rspec version 0.9.4
Attempting uninstall on ruby-debug-0.9.1
Successfully uninstalled ruby-debug version 0.9.1
Attempting uninstall on ruby-debug-0.9.2
Successfully uninstalled ruby-debug version 0.9.2
Attempting uninstall on ruby-debug-base-0.9.1
Successfully uninstalled ruby-debug-base version 0.9.1
Attempting uninstall on ruby-debug-base-0.9.2
Successfully uninstalled ruby-debug-base version 0.9.2
Attempting uninstall on heckle-1.3.0
Successfully uninstalled heckle version 1.3.0
Attempting uninstall on ZenTest-3.5.2
Successfully uninstalled ZenTest version 3.5.2
Attempting uninstall on ZenTest-3.4.3
Successfully uninstalled ZenTest version 3.4.3
Attempting uninstall on hoe-1.2.0
Successfully uninstalled hoe version 1.2.0
Attempting uninstall on rubyforge-0.4.1
Successfully uninstalled rubyforge version 0.4.1
Attempting uninstall on rake-0.7.2
Successfully uninstalled rake version 0.7.2
Attempting uninstall on rspec-1.0.0
Successfully uninstalled rspec version 1.0.0
Clean Up Complete

For more information on removing old gems, see "Removing older versions of installed gems".