I'm having some serious problems with rio (rio.rubyforge.org) within my Rails app and I was wondering if you lot could offer any advice. So: I'm writing an app that generates folders full of content. The rough process of what happens when you run the "Generate" method on a "Site" object is: it copies a template directory to a directory named (site.directory) for each line in site.pages it copies (site.directory)/template_page.html to (site.directory)/(pagename).html it then does a great big contents.gsub through each file in the directory, replacing some meta-template tags with content. Now, it creates the files fine, and copies them all fine... but often throws errors saying "you can't gsub here" and the reason you can't is because all the files are empty. Sometimes, it writes some of the files correctly and the remainder are empty; quite often, the whole lot are empty. 0kb. What's going on? Is this because Ruby is sending commands to the shell faster than the shell can keep up? I've put various sleep commands in, but they don't make a blind bit of difference. Sometimes the whole thing works perfectly; sometimes it fails spectacularly. By and large, Rio seems to work fine when I mock these functions up in a Ruby script file, but it's when I work this stuff into the Rails application that it starts falling over. Any pointers? Best, t.
on 2006-03-27 15:15