Forum: RSpec rspec rake task + bundler: feedback requested

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5d38ab152e1e3e219512a9859fcd93af?d=identicon&s=25 David Chelimsky (Guest)
on 2011-09-09 15:28
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Hey folks,

RSpec's assumption that the existence of a Gemfile means you want to use
Bundler to configure runtime environment is flawed. We added a
skip_bundler option to the rake task, but that was a temporary hack to
get us through a release without breaking existing suites.

This still presents a problem for anyone who doesn't have Bundler
installed, and is contributing to an open source project that does use
Bundler for installing gems as a convenience, but doesn't need it for
the runtime environment. I'm sure there are other cases.

If this topic interests you, please take a look at and my proposed fix at
I think this is a good solution to the problem, but I want to get some
feedback before merging this to master.

Please comment in the issue and/or the commit on
rather than here. I'd like to keep the conversation in one place.

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