Problem registering Mime type


#1

I am facing problem trying to register pdf Mime type. I am doing this
in environment.rb:

RAILS_GEM_VERSION = ‘2.1.0’ unless defined? RAILS_GEM_VERSION

require File.join(File.dirname(FILE), ‘boot’)

#Pagination
require ‘rubygems’
require ‘prawn’

Mime::Type.register “application/pdf”, :pdf

STORE_LOCATION_METHOD = :store_location

Rails::Initializer.run do |config|
end

require ‘will_paginate’

#Dealing with numbers
require ‘bigdecimal’
require ‘bigdecimal/math’

While doing so, I tried restarting Mongrel. But, the server is failing
to start and throwing the following error:
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.1.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:278:in
`load_missing_constant’: uninitialized constant Mime (NameError)

Please do help!


#2

Solved the problem!

This is weird though, I had to put “Mime::Type.register
“application/pdf”, :pdf”
after the initializer code.

The following thing worked for me, environment.rb:

RAILS_GEM_VERSION = ‘2.1.0’ unless defined? RAILS_GEM_VERSION

require File.join(File.dirname(FILE), ‘boot’)

#Pagination
require ‘rubygems’
require ‘google_chart’
require ‘prawn’

Rails::Initializer.run do |config|
end

require ‘will_paginate’
Mime::Type.register “application/pdf”, :pdf

#Dealing with numbers
require ‘bigdecimal’
require ‘bigdecimal/math’
BigDecimal.mode(BigDecimal::ROUND_MODE,BigDecimal::ROUND_HALF_EVEN)
BigDecimal.limit(20)

Explanation? anybody?

Aslam S. wrote:

I am facing problem trying to register pdf Mime type. I am doing this
in environment.rb:

RAILS_GEM_VERSION = ‘2.1.0’ unless defined? RAILS_GEM_VERSION

require File.join(File.dirname(FILE), ‘boot’)

#Pagination
require ‘rubygems’
require ‘prawn’

Mime::Type.register “application/pdf”, :pdf

STORE_LOCATION_METHOD = :store_location

Rails::Initializer.run do |config|
end

require ‘will_paginate’

#Dealing with numbers
require ‘bigdecimal’
require ‘bigdecimal/math’

While doing so, I tried restarting Mongrel. But, the server is failing
to start and throwing the following error:
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.1.0/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:278:in
`load_missing_constant’: uninitialized constant Mime (NameError)

Please do help!


#3

Asylam, I have been facing the same problem and came across your post
and solution. Thank you for posting your solution.

I was suprised that the Ruby runtime even executes code outside of the
Initialize method on the environment.rb. I thought that was the only
event handler it invoked within environment.rb. How did you know to
do this? I would appreciate any insight you may have that would make
sense out of this.