How do I figure out which (wrong) file rspec is loading?

I’m using Rails 3.0.1, RSpec-Rails 2.0.1 and Webrat 0.7.1. I have the
following test:

describe PagesController do
describe “GET ‘main’” do
it “should have the right title” do
get ‘main’
response.should have_selector(“title”, :content => “My title”)
end
end
end

The HTML of pages#main checks out: it contains My Title. When I run
rspec, it gives me a failure on this test, and says it expects to find
the tag in the following line:

Since this is not the file stored at pages#main, I take it that rspec
is, for some reason, loading the wrong page. How do I solve this? Or,
failing a general solution, how can I get rspec to tell me which page
it is trying to load, so that I can try to figure out why it is going
to this other page? Thanks.

On Oct 31, 2010, at 11:14 PM, Curious Yogurt wrote:

end
failing a general solution, how can I get rspec to tell me which page
it is trying to load, so that I can try to figure out why it is going
to this other page? Thanks.

Controller specs don’t render views unless you tell them to explicitly.
Please see:

http://relishapp.com/rspec/rspec-rails/v/2-0/dir/controller-specs/do-not-render-views
http://relishapp.com/rspec/rspec-rails/v/2-0/dir/controller-specs/render-views

HTH,
David

Use response.should render_template("main") to set assertion on
template that should be rendered for an action.
If it fails it will print you the list of templates that got actually
rendered.

Also I guess you should show us your PagesController#main action,
seems like what you get there is an empty response rendered with
default views/layout/application.html.erb layout.

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 4:14 AM, Curious Yogurt

I solved the problem, though I didn’t track down the cause. It turns
out that by tearing our rspec and reinstalling it, things started to
work correctly. I’m thinking it might have been some sort of version
conflict. Thanks so much for the suggestions.

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