Rake:functionals + controller namespaces + "global" setup me

Hey guys,

Ok, it seems like a very particular problem. I wasn’t able to figure
this one out off the top of my head but I have some clues and will
probably dive back in this after taking a breather.

First, I generated an empty project to demonstrate the problem

The problem:

I can run every every functional test on its own, but running them as
a whole blows up with a million errors, most of them like:

unlock_mutex' /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.14.4/lib/active_record/fixtures.rb:534:in teardown’

The setup:

  1. A controller in a namespace (ie: Namespace/Explode)
  2. A controller in the root namespace (ie: Superman - if you don’t
    have this rake test:functionals works)
  3. Setting a “global” setup method (def setup in test_helper.rb)

I think that’s it.

Now, here’s the kicker, if you comment out the very first line in the
Namespace/Explode functional test (require File.dirname(FILE) +
‘/…/…/test_helper’) rake test:functionals works but not running that
single file, obviously.

Any ideas as to why this is? If I don’t get it soon, I’m going to just
do a work around of some sort.