Upgrading to RSpec 1.0.5 on Mac OS X TigerEdit

These notes were made while upgrading from RSpec 1.0.4 to RSpec 1.0.5 on Mac OS X Tiger.

Once gain, like the last upgrade (see "Upgrading to RSpec 1.0.4 on Mac OS X Tiger"), there was no corresponding Spec::UI upgrade.


First double check that all specs are passing for Walrus. This is a good check because there are a lot of specifications, many of them containing numerous assertions:

# from the top-level directory of the Walrus source tree:
rake spec

Download and install

sudo gem install rspec


Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
Successfully installed rspec-1.0.5
Installing ri documentation for rspec-1.0.5...
Installing RDoc documentation for rspec-1.0.5...

Update FastRI index

fastri-server -b


Indexing RI docs for ParseTree version 1.7.0.
Indexing RI docs for RubyInline version 3.6.3.
Indexing RI docs for ZenTest version 3.6.0.
Indexing RI docs for actionmailer version 1.3.3.
Indexing RI docs for actionpack version 1.13.3.
Indexing RI docs for actionwebservice version 1.2.3.
Indexing RI docs for activerecord version 1.15.3.
Indexing RI docs for activesupport version 1.4.2.
Indexing RI docs for cmdparse version 2.0.2.
Indexing RI docs for dhaka version 2.2.0.
Indexing RI docs for diff-lcs version 1.1.2.
Indexing RI docs for fastri version
Indexing RI docs for heckle version 1.4.0.
Indexing RI docs for hoe version 1.2.1.
Indexing RI docs for hpricot version 0.5.
Indexing RI docs for meta_project version 0.4.15.
Indexing RI docs for model_security_generator version 0.0.9.
Indexing RI docs for rake version 0.7.3.
Indexing RI docs for rcodetools version
Indexing RI docs for rcov version
Indexing RI docs for rspec version 1.0.5.
Indexing RI docs for ruby-debug version 0.9.3.
Indexing RI docs for ruby-debug-base version 0.9.3.
Indexing RI docs for ruby-prof version 0.4.1.
Indexing RI docs for ruby2ruby version 1.1.5.
Indexing RI docs for rubyforge version 0.4.2.
Indexing RI docs for rubygems version 0.9.2.
Indexing RI docs for spec_ui version 0.2.3.
Indexing RI docs for sqlite3-ruby version 1.2.1.
Indexing RI docs for syntax version 1.0.0.
Indexing RI docs for walrus version 0.1.
Indexing RI docs for webgen version 0.4.4.
Building index.
* 13175 methods
* 2703 classes/modules
Needed 3.455168 seconds


# run the specs again
rake spec


This time seeing as I had some local changes to my TextMate bundle I didn’t want to perform the normal upgrade procedure:

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles/RSpec.tmbundle
svn up

Instead, I wanted to preview what the svn up would do before actually trying it (see 'Previewing an "svn up" without actually doing it' for more info):

# see uncommitted differences in my working copy
svn st

# see differences between my working copy and the current head
svn diff -r HEAD

# proceed with the update
svn up


U    Support/lib/spec_mate.rb
U    Support/spec/fixtures/example_failing_spec.rb
U    Support/spec/fixtures/example_passing_spec.rb
U    Support/spec/spec_mate_spec.rb
Updated to revision 2085.

After updating

Normally, if TextMate is running, from the TextMate "Bundles" menu, open the "Bundle Editor" submenu and select "Reload Bundles".


I have a Rails project where rspec is installed as a plug-in. The --force switch is necessary in order to install over the previously installed copy. I decided to change from using specific tags this time, so instead of:

# from inside the Rails application top-level directory
script/plugin install --force svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/tags/REL_1_0_5/rspec
script/plugin install --force svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/tags/REL_1_0_5/rspec_on_rails

I did:

script/plugin install --force svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/tags/CURRENT/rspec
script/plugin install --force svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rspec/tags/CURRENT/rspec_on_rails

See if any other changes are necessary:

script/generate rspec --pretend

There were no substantive changes (previewable by hitting d) so I opted not to replace any files (by hitting n).

Cleaning up old versions of installed gems

I also took the opportunity to clean up some older versions of the installed gems.

sudo gem cleanup


Cleaning up installed gems...
Attempting uninstall on rspec-1.0.4
Successfully uninstalled rspec version 1.0.4
Clean Up Complete

For more information on removing old gems, see "Removing older versions of installed gems".