`to_sym': interning empty string (ArgumentError) #89

danawoodman opened this Issue Jul 21, 2012 · 2 comments


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Really loving all your team's open source projects, grateful for your contributions! Thanks!

So, I've been getting a strange error that I've been attempting to diagnose, but failing:

$   sudo gem install suspenders
$   cd code/
$   suspenders myapp
/Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/railties-3.2.6/lib/rails/generators/base.rb:320:in `to_sym': interning empty string (ArgumentError)
    from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/railties-3.2.6/lib/rails/generators/base.rb:320:in `default_for_option'
    from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/railties-3.2.6/lib/rails/generators/base.rb:314:in `default_aliases_for_option'
    from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/railties-3.2.6/lib/rails/generators/base.rb:199:in `class_option'
    from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/suspenders-1.0.0/lib/suspenders/generators/app_generator.rb:7
    from /Library/Ruby/Site/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:55:in `gem_original_require'
    from /Library/Ruby/Site/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:55:in `require'
    from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/suspenders-1.0.0/bin/suspenders:3
    from /usr/bin/suspenders:23:in `load'
    from /usr/bin/suspenders:23

I've installed qt with Homebrew in addition to making sure PostgreSQL is up and running.

Not sure if I'm missing something or what else it could be.

I'm running:

  • MacOSX 10.6.8
  • Rails 3.2.6
  • Bundler 1.1.3
  • Gem 1.8.24

Thanks for any tips!

croaky added a commit that referenced this issue Aug 3, 2012

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croaky commented Aug 3, 2012

This was a Ruby 1.8-specific issue. I tested it on REE and fixed in 27a2542. Will push a Suspenders 1.0.1 gem tonight. Cheers!

@croaky croaky closed this Aug 3, 2012

Awesome, thanks!

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