Rake not finding lib/tasks folder?

Hi all,

I’m attempting to set up a new Rails app using Typo. I’ve downloaded
the Typo 2.6.0 edition which includes Rails 1.0 and it works fine. I’ve
set up version control with SVN and checked out a new working copy.
I’ve run Capistrano -A on the application and it’s set up my deploy.rb
and lib/tasks/capistrano.rake.

Rake doesn’t seem to be looking in the lib/tasks folder for rakefiles,

I’m running “rake remote:setup”, which is defined as usual in
lib/tasks/capistrano.rake, but Rake tells me it doesn’t know how to
build the task.

I also have a rake file called “fresh_start.rake” with a simple “rake
start” task which runs script/server for development. Rake is similarly
unable to locate and build this task when I run “rake start”.

I’m running these commands from the root directory of my application,
and it’s a working process I’ve become familiar with on my other
applications. It’s just not working here.

Any ideas on why Rake wouldn’t be looking in lib/tasks, or how I can get
it to start doing so?

Jeff C.man


Have you got Rake 0.7.0 installed? If you’ve got an older version,
that’s the problem.

  • Jamis

Jamis B. wrote:


Have you got Rake 0.7.0 installed? If you’ve got an older version,
that’s the problem.

  • Jamis

I have Rake 0.7.1. I’m not sure exactly what the problem was as I’m not
clear on how Rake determines its load paths for where it will look for

However I did manage to work around the issue by adding the following to
the Rakefile which came with the Typo installation with Rails 1.0 that I

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

Did config/boot.rb not exist in Rails 1.0? I also had to add that to my
config directory. I’m hoping I haven’t broken anything inadvertently
but it does seem to work now, and Rake and Capistrano are working


Jeff C.man

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