Rake test fails under InstantRails but not OSX


#1

I’ve found an intriguing issue with Rake. I develop under OSX and all
my tests pass when I run ‘rake test’. I recently tried this on
Windows XP using InstantRails and a few of the unit tests failed.
Interestingly, if I manually execute rake_test_loader.rb with the same
parameters as Rake itself uses (or at least, what Rake prints to the
console), the tests pass fine, e.g:

$ ruby -Ilib;test “C:/InstantRails/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/
rake-0.7.3/lib/rake/rake_test_loader.rb” “test/unit/test_1.rb” “test/
unit/test_2etc.rb”

Would anyone be able to enlighten me as to what Rake is doing
differently which might explain this behaviour?


#2

Shot in the dark but if the locales for the database are different
from the windows box and the OS X box you could get failing tests if
you are testing the order of a result.

ex.
assert_equal Post.find_recent.first, posts(:first)

Its happened to me.

  • Richard