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rspec-rails 1.3 compatibility fork for Rails LTS 2.3

An expectation like this will fail with Rails LTS 2.3:

should render_template(:edit)

The error will look like this:

expecting <:edit> but rendering with <"">

This is an issue with rspec-rails 1.x monkey-patching into ActionController during controller specs.


To fix this, use our compatibility fork of rspec-rails 1.3.

With Bundler

If you are using Rails 2.3 LTS with Bundler you can use the fork by updating your Gemfile:

gem 'rspec-rails', :git => 'https://github.com/makandra/rspec-rails.git', :branch => '1-3-lts'

Now run bundle update rspec-rails.

Without Bundler

If you are using Rails 2.3 LTS without Bundler, require the attached monkey patch before your specs to fix this.

Owner of this card:

Henning Koch
Last edit:
over 3 years ago
by Henning Koch
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