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Fixes "Attempt to call private method" error #37

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This resolves an error with the StagesController trying to show a stage. It's throwing an error as shown below.


NoMethodError in StagesController#show

Attempt to call private method

RAILS_ROOT: /Users/nharvey/projects/webistrano
Application Trace | Framework Trace | Full Trace

/Users/nharvey/projects/webistrano/vendor/bundler/ruby/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.11/lib/active_record/attribute_methods.rb:236:in method_missing'
/Users/nharvey/projects/webistrano/app/models/stage.rb:125:in new'
/Users/nharvey/projects/webistrano/app/controllers/stages_controller.rb:17:in show'



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Your way is better, but I submitted this pull request a while ago: alexspeller@27a3589

Please fix this also on line 44:

    # actual invokment of a given task (through @deployment)
    def invoke_task!
      options[:actions] = deployment.task

Deployments don't work unless you do. I just changed it to deployment[:task] and it works.


+1 ...would merge again. (I had this error, made the change, and as far as I can tell, all is sunshine again)


I believe that if you reverse the conditionals in the if it should be fine.

25: if(!@deployment.new_record? && @deployment.task)

I noticed, during debugging, that if I asked for the description first and then the task it worked fine.

24: Rails.logger.error "Desc: #{@deployment.description}"
25: Rails.logger.error "Task: #{@deployment.task}"

Putting task first or removing description line caused it to fail. Interesting tidbit.

Edit: I may have spoken too soon. My fix allows for the page to load (likely due to short circuiting) but it fails during an actual deployment load.


+1 for this fix! Please put it in! It's broken.


This fixed the issue for me as well. Thanks!

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  1. +1 −1  lib/webistrano/deployer.rb
2  lib/webistrano/deployer.rb
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ def initialize(deployment)
@deployment = deployment
- if(@deployment.task && !@deployment.new_record?)
+ if(!@deployment[:task].nil? && !@deployment.new_record?)
# a read deployment
@logger =
@logger.level = Webistrano::Logger::TRACE
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