Starting a project over: what should I delete?

My project is in the early stages so deleting it and starting over
will be no big deal.
I want to do this because I ran into a couple of problems with
migrations and rollbacks that didn’t leave the system in the state I
expected.

So, I completely deleted the directory that held the rails project and
did a DROP DATABASE on the development, test and production
databases. Then (I am using postgresql) I did the necessary CREATE
DATABASE commands to recreate the necessary databases and ran a “rails
new timecard -d postgresql” to start the project over. I edited
the …/config/database.yml file to fix the database user name and
password.
Then I (re)created my first migration: “rails generate scaffold
Tc_project project_number:string…” and then I ran the migration with
“rake db:migrate”

This did a strange thing: it ran all of the (seemingly deleted)
migrations of the previous instance of the timecard application and
created all of the tables! The problem is, none of the ‘scaffold’
commands were executed for any table except the first, Tc_projects,
thus I have no controllers etc. for any of the tables except the
first!

What happened? Only 1 migration file exists in the …/db/migrate/
directory, how and why did rails execute all of the previous
migrations, and, more to the point, how do I stop this from happening?

Thanks in advance for any help. Fred

Just out of curiosity, are you running on OSX? Did you open a new
Terminal
window when you went to run the rake task in your new application?

OpenSuse Linux 10.
I am a newbie to linux and I had a couple of terminals open so I can’t
answer your second question with percision.
Could that have an impact on the results? Could a terminal instance
have the original migrations in cache, or in some other way interfered
with what I am trying to do?

Thanks for taking your time to assist with my problem. -Fred

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 1:11 AM, fredrated [email protected] wrote:

OpenSuse Linux 10.
I am a newbie to linux and I had a couple of terminals open so I can’t
answer your second question with percision.
Could that have an impact on the results? Could a terminal instance
have the original migrations in cache, or in some other way interfered
with what I am trying to do?

Nope. this shouldn’t happen. but just to be sure, close all terminals
and
open a new one.
go into the rails directory, delete your database, create a new one and
then
migrate.

another thing you can do is create a new rails project using a different
application name.

how many migrations did you have on the original project? we’re you
editing
the migrations
when you ran migrate?

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