bootstrap problem with spork #1

RaimundSchramm opened this Issue Jan 23, 2012 · 8 comments

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Hi Tim,

I'm using ruby 1.9.2-p290 (+ rvm + gemset) and rails 3.1.3 (+ bundler) for this app (created for rspec so no test folder is present) on Ubuntu 10.04 .

I just tried to install my development-and-test-gem-group containing

  • guard-rspec (installs 0.6.0 + guard 1.0.0 as dependency),
  • spork-rails (installs 3.2.0 + spork 1.0.0rc0 as dependency) and
  • rspec-rails (installs rspec-rails 2.8.1 + rspec 2.8 as dependency)

When i now try to bootstrap my spec_helper.rb file as stated in the documentation (either with or without bundle exec) i get the following error message in my terminal:

bla@bla:~/Aptana Studio 3 Workspace/appname$ bundle exec spork rspec --bootstrap

Using RSpec, Rails
Bootstrapping /bla/Aptana Studio 3 Workspace/appname/spec/spec_helper.rb.

No such file or directory - /path_to_rvm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@gemset_name/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/lib/spork/../../assets/bootstrap.rb (Errno::ENOENT)

/path_to_rvm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@gemset_name/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/lib/spork/test_framework.rb:99:in read'
/path_to_rvm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@gemset_name/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/lib/spork/runner.rb:64:in run'
/path_to_rvm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@gemset_name/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/bin/spork:10:in <top (required)>'
/path_to_rvm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@gemset_name/bin/spork:19:in `


Sorry, if this is not the fault of your gem but i have no clue. Maybe you can give me a hint if i did install or configure wrongly.

Thanks in advance


I am experiencing the same issue, running 1.9.2-p290 on Rails 3.2.0 with rvm and a gemset. bundle exec spork rspec --bootstrap results in:

Using RSpec, Rails
Bootstrapping /Users/Reade/Sites/c2a/spec/spec_helper.rb.
No such file or directory - /Users/Reade/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@c2a_revamp/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/lib/spork/../../assets/bootstrap.rb (Errno::ENOENT)
/Users/Reade/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@c2a_revamp/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/lib/spork/test_framework.rb:99:in 'read'
/Users/Reade/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@c2a_revamp/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/lib/spork/test_framework.rb:99:in 'bootstrap'
/Users/Reade/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@c2a_revamp/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/lib/spork/runner.rb:64:in 'run'
/Users/Reade/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@c2a_revamp/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/lib/spork/runner.rb:10:in 'run'
/Users/Reade/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@c2a_revamp/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/bin/spork:10:in '<top (required)>'
/Users/Reade/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@c2a_revamp/bin/spork:19:in 'load'
/Users/Reade/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@c2a_revamp/bin/spork:19:in '<main>

Thanks for working on the gem, Tim!


Same issue here as readeharris

Running 1.9.2-p290 on Rails 3.2.0 with rvm and a gemset on OSX

Also maybe you should mention the need to use bunde exec when running --bootstrap
bundle exec spork rspec --bootstrap


Same here using ruby-1.9.3-p0 and rvm. Executing like this:

bundle exec spork rspec --bootstrap

This is actually an issue in spork, there is a patch summited to fix it.
Basically the bootstrap file was not included in the Gemspec.


AFAIK You can actually just copy the bootstrap contents in your helper files


I can confirm that this works fine by requiring spork and manually adding the Spork.prefork and Spork.each_run blocks to your test helper file.


Me too, thanks for the hint macarthy.


I'm having the same problem running on OS X Lion with RVM 1.9.3-p0 and spork 1.0.0rc0.

No such file or directory - /Users/peter/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p0@webtools/gems/spork-1.0.0rc0/lib/spork/../../assets/bootstrap.rb (Errno::ENOENT)
sporkrb member

Fixed with sporkrb/spork@6e6b5b6, is in release spork-rails rc2

@timcharper timcharper closed this Feb 23, 2012
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