I'm working in a development environment of Mac OS X with MySQL, and a production deployment environment of Redhat with Oracle XE. In the course of setting up a new continuous build server that more closely mimics our production environment, I got stuck on the following strangeness on the build server (Linux, Oracle). 1. rake fails 2. rake test_units works 3. rake test_functional works We've reduced the problem down to a simple fault by using --trace ... I can see that "purge_test_database" does not happen between test_units and test_functional when a complete rake is done, and the database has a bunch of stuff in it from the unit tests, so it is not blank to start for the functional tests. So, I am confused. We have a complete match of Ruby and Gem versions between development and build. Why is this behaving so differently? Is this a platform difference (Mac vs Linux) or a database difference (MySQL vs Oracle)? I'm sure there is probably a simple work-around, but where should I start? Lori
on 2006-03-10 18:03
on 2006-03-10 20:42
Lori Olson wrote: > I'm sure there is probably a simple work-around, but where should I > start? > Ok, I think I know what needs to be done, I just can't seem to make it work. For my Rails application, when I go "rake", it executes a "default" task (which seems to come from a Rails file called misc.rake), which in turn invokes the "test_units" and "test_functional" tasks. What I need to do is to override that "default" task, and make it invoke the "purge_test_database" task in between the invocations of "test_units" and "test_functional". I've tried creating a myapp.rake file under lib/tasks, with a "default" task, but it does not get called when I do a "rake". What am I doing wrong? -- Lori
on 2006-03-11 00:19
Lori Olson wrote: > So, I am confused. We have a complete match of Ruby and Gem versions > between development and build. Why is this behaving so differently? Is > this a platform difference (Mac vs Linux) or a database difference > (MySQL vs Oracle)? Continuing to narrow this down. Running from a Mac against the Oracle on the Linux machine... and rake fails. Running from a Mac against the same version of Oracle on a Windows machine... and rake works. So it seems to be an "Oracle on Linux" problem. Is anyone else running with Oracle XE on Linux having rake problems?