Why don't RSpec's methods, “get”, “post”, “put”, “delete” work in a controller spec in a gem (or outside Rails)?

Question!

I'm not new to Rails or Rspec, but I'm new to making gems. When I test my controllers, the REST methods "get", "post", "put", "delete" give me an undefined method error.

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Thanks!

Here's my spec_helper:


$LOAD_PATH.unshift(File.dirname(__FILE__))
$LOAD_PATH.unshift(File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), '..', 'lib'))
require 'rubygems'
require 'active_support' unless defined? ActiveSupport # Need this so that mattr_accessor will work in Subscriber module
require 'active_record/acts/subscribable'
require 'active_record/acts/subscriber'
require 'action_view'
require 'action_controller' # Since we'll be testing subscriptions controller
#require 'action_controller/test_process'
require 'spec'
require 'spec/autorun'


# Need active_support to user mattr_accessor in Subscriber module, and to set the following inflection
ActiveSupport::Inflector.inflections do |inflect|
  inflect.irregular 'dorkus', 'dorkuses'
end                     

require 'active_record' # Since we'll be testing a User model which will be available in the app

# Tell active record to load the subscribable files
ActiveRecord::Base.send(:include, ActiveRecord::Acts::Subscribable)
ActiveRecord::Base.send(:include, ActiveRecord::Acts::Subscriber)


require 'app/models/user' # The user model we expect in the application
require 'app/models/person'
require 'app/models/subscription'
require 'app/models/dorkus'
require 'app/controllers/subscriptions_controller' # The controller we're testing
#... more but I think irrelevant

My subscriptions_spec:


require File.expand_path(File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../spec_helper')

describe SubscriptionsController, "on GET index" do
  load_schema

  describe ", when only subscribable params are passed" do
    it "should list all the subscriptions of the subscribable object"
  end

  describe ", when only subscriber params are passed" do
    it "should list all the subscriptions of the subscriber" do
      u = User.create
      d1 = Dorkus.create
      d2 = Dorkus.create
      d1.subscribe! u
      d2.subscribe! u

      get :index, {:subscriber_type => "User", :subscriber_id => u.id}
      assigns[:subscriptions].should == u.subscriptions
    end
  end
end

My subscriptions controller:


class SubscriptionsController < ActionController::Base
  def index
  end
end

The error:


NoMethodError in 'SubscriptionsController on GET index , when only subscriber params are passed should list all the subscriptions of the subscriber'
undefined method `get' for #
/home/ramon/rails/acts_as_subscribable/spec/controllers/subscriptions_controller_spec.rb:21:


Answers

I was having this issue with a gem I'm making for a Rails 2.3.8 system. I then realized that I was using an Rspec-Rails version above 2.0, when I should be using the latest version of Rspec-Rails-1.3 (version 1.3.4).

I uninstalled all RSpec-Rails v2 related gems (rspec-core, rspec-expectations, rspec-mocks, etc), configured my Gemfile with v1.3.4, and ran 'bundle install'.

I'm using a dummy Rails 2.3.8 app in spec/dummy configured to use Bundler, and with a Gemfile configured with the same gem dependencies as my gems Gemfile (which grabs the gems from the gemspec file).

I ran 'script/generate rspec' to generate the RSpec files/folders for Rails, which I referenced to make the appropriate configurations in my gems Rakefile and spec_helper file.



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