Problem starting Rake in some directories

Hi,

I tried to invoke rake from a Command Window, with a couple of failures
and
one success. I haven’t consciously done anything to my system to impact
rake Any idea what’s going on?

First try:
K:>rake --trace
rake aborted!
No Rakefile found (looking for: rakefile, Rakefile, rakefile.rb,
Rakefile.rb)
K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.7/lib/rake.rb:2377:in
raw_load_rakefile' K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.7/lib/rake.rb:2017:inload_rakefile’
K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.7/lib/rake.rb:2068:in
standard_exception_handling' K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.7/lib/rake.rb:2016:inload_rakefile’
K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.7/lib/rake.rb:2000:in
run' K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.7/lib/rake.rb:2068:instandard_exception_handling’
K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.7/lib/rake.rb:1998:in
run' K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.7/bin/rake:31 K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/bin/rake:19:inload’
K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/bin/rake:19

Second try:
K:_Projects\Ruby_Rails_Apps_EIMS\RTS>rake --trace
rake aborted!
[snip: same trace]

Third try (success):
K:_Projects\Ruby_Rails_Apps_EIMS\RTS2>rake --trace
(in K:/_Projects/Ruby/_Rails_Apps/_EIMS/RTS2)
** Invoke default (first_time)
** Invoke test (first_time)
** Execute test
** Invoke test:units (first_time)
** Invoke db:test:prepare (first_time)
** Invoke db:abort_if_pending_migrations (first_time)
** Invoke environment (first_time)
** Execute environment
** Execute db:abort_if_pending_migrations
You have 1 pending migrations:
20100624214641 CreateExpenses
Run “rake db:migrate” to update your database then try again.

In the second attempt, there was a migration in the depths of the RTS
directory, but rake failed instead of reporting the migration’s
existence.
I can’t imagine how this problem occurred.

Thanks in Advance,
Richard

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On Jun 24, 2010, at 8:20 PM, “Richard L.” [email protected]
wrote:

In the second attempt, there was a migration in the depths of the RTS
directory, but rake failed instead of reporting the migration’s existence.
I can’t imagine how this problem occurred

You changed directories between each attempt.

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Richard L.
[email protected]wrote:

Rakefile.rb)
K:/_Utilities/ruby186-26_rc2/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.7/lib/rake.rb:2016:in

K:_Projects\Ruby_Rails_Apps_EIMS\RTS2>rake --trace
You have 1 pending migrations:

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Rake works by looking in your dir for a file called rakefile, Rakefile,
rakefile.rb, or Rakefile.rb Your directory doesn’t have one, so there is
no
file for rake to pull in and find your tasks from.

(Think of it as being similar to how Ruby works on your file that ends
in
.rb)

Probably you are not in the root directory of your Rails app. Check to
make
sure that you are in your app’s root directory. Hint: it will have app,
config, db, and public among others. Oh yeah, and a Rakefile :wink: