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David McGraw
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David McGraw
Courses Plus Student 9,711 Points

Please help, I posted before ,with no response!

Hello Treehouse peeps,

I've been stuck on the Rails todo list app tutorial for a couple of days now. I'm currently working on "Write our first test", and around minute 4:36 I cannot go further. I get the following error:

treehouse:~/projects/odot (master *) $ bin/rspec spec/features/todo_lists/create_spec.rb /home/treehouse/.rbenv/versions/2.0.0-p353/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/rspec-core-2.99.2/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:1065:in load': /home/treehouse/projects/odot/spec/features/todo_lists/create_spec.rb:9: syntax error, unexpected keyword_end, expecting end-of-input (SyntaxError) from /home/treehouse/.rbenv/versions/2.0.0-p353/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/rspec-core-2.99.2/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:1065:inblock in load_spec_files' from /home/treehouse/.rbenv/versions/2.0.0-p353/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/rspec-core-2.99.2/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:1065:in each' from /home/treehouse/.rbenv/versions/2.0.0-p353/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/rspec-core-2.99.2/lib/rspec/core/configuration.rb:1065:inload_spec_files' from /home/treehouse/.rbenv/versions/2.0.0-p353/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/rspec-core-2.99.2/lib/rspec/core/command_line.rb:18:in run' from /home/treehouse/.rbenv/versions/2.0.0-p353/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/rspec-core-2.99.2/lib/rspec/core/runner.rb:103:inrun' from /home/treehouse/.rbenv/versions/2.0.0-p353/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/rspec-core-2.99.2/lib/rspec/core/runner.rb:17:in `block in autorun'

I have not had any issues prior to this, and I've started over about 3 times from 0 just to make sure I'm not missing something, any help is greatly appreciated since I do not want to continue until this is resolved.

7 Answers

Brandon Barrette
Brandon Barrette
20,485 Points

The error is right here, probably a typo:

/home/treehouse/projects/odot/spec/features/todo_lists/create_spec.rb:9: syntax error, unexpected keyword_end, expecting end-of-input (SyntaxError)

So in your todo_lists create_spec.rb line 9, there is a missing "end" around line 9.

David McGraw
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David McGraw
Courses Plus Student 9,711 Points

This is my spec_helper.rb file:

# This file is copied to spec/ when you run 'rails generate rspec:install'
ENV["RAILS_ENV"] ||= 'test'
require File.expand_path("../../config/environment", __FILE__)
require 'rspec/rails'
require 'rspec/autorun'
require 'capybara/rspec'


# Requires supporting ruby files with custom matchers and macros, etc, in
# spec/support/ and its subdirectories. Files matching `spec/**/*_spec.rb` are
# run as spec files by default. This means that files in spec/support that end
# in _spec.rb will both be required and run as specs, causing the specs to be
# run twice. It is recommended that you do not name files matching this glob to
# end with _spec.rb. You can configure this pattern with with the --pattern
# option on the command line or in ~/.rspec, .rspec or `.rspec-local`.
Dir[Rails.root.join("spec/support/**/*.rb")].each { |f| require f }

# Checks for pending migrations before tests are run.
# If you are not using ActiveRecord, you can remove this line.
ActiveRecord::Migration.check_pending! if defined?(ActiveRecord::Migration)

RSpec.configure do |config|
  # ## Mock Framework
  #
  # If you prefer to use mocha, flexmock or RR, uncomment the appropriate line:
  #
  # config.mock_with :mocha
  # config.mock_with :flexmock
  # config.mock_with :rr

  # Remove this line if you're not using ActiveRecord or ActiveRecord fixtures
  config.fixture_path = "#{::Rails.root}/spec/fixtures"

  # If you're not using ActiveRecord, or you'd prefer not to run each of your
  # examples within a transaction, remove the following line or assign false
  # instead of true.
  config.use_transactional_fixtures = true

  # If true, the base class of anonymous controllers will be inferred
  # automatically. This will be the default behavior in future versions of
  # rspec-rails.
  config.infer_base_class_for_anonymous_controllers = false

  # Run specs in random order to surface order dependencies. If you find an
  # order dependency and want to debug it, you can fix the order by providing
  # the seed, which is printed after each run.
  #     --seed 1234
  config.order = "random"

  # RSpec Rails can automatically mix in different behaviours to your tests
  # based on their file location, for example enabling you to call `get` and
  # `post` in specs under `spec/controllers`.
  #
  # You can disable this behaviour by removing the line below, and instead
  # explictly tag your specs with their type, e.g.:
  #
  #     describe UsersController, :type => :controller do
  #       # ...
  #     end
  #
  # The different available types are documented in the features, such as in
  # https://relishapp.com/rspec/rspec-rails/v/3-0/docs
  config.infer_spec_type_from_file_location!
end
Brandon Barrette
Brandon Barrette
20,485 Points

Just a reminder, when copying in ruby files you put the three ` then type ruby after the top one to format in ruby.

David McGraw
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David McGraw
Courses Plus Student 9,711 Points

Thank you for replying!

Here's what I have

require 'spec-helper'

describe "Creating todo lists" do 
  it "redirects to the todo lists index page on success" do
      visit "/todo_lists"
      click_link "New Todo list"
      expect(page).to have_content("New Todo_list")
    end
end

Not sure whats going on, I still get the same result.

Brandon Barrette
Brandon Barrette
20,485 Points

Check your spec-helper. There could be a missing "end" there. Since that is required before, that would cause this to error out.

Also, check other tests. If other tests also fail, most likely it's in the spec-helper.

David McGraw
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David McGraw
Courses Plus Student 9,711 Points
# This file is copied to spec/ when you run 'rails generate rspec:install'
ENV["RAILS_ENV"] ||= 'test'
require File.expand_path("../../config/environment", __FILE__)
require 'rspec/rails'
require 'rspec/autorun'
require 'capybara/rspec'


# Requires supporting ruby files with custom matchers and macros, etc, in
# spec/support/ and its subdirectories. Files matching `spec/**/*_spec.rb` are
# run as spec files by default. This means that files in spec/support that end
# in _spec.rb will both be required and run as specs, causing the specs to be
# run twice. It is recommended that you do not name files matching this glob to
# end with _spec.rb. You can configure this pattern with with the --pattern
# option on the command line or in ~/.rspec, .rspec or `.rspec-local`.
Dir[Rails.root.join("spec/support/**/*.rb")].each { |f| require f }

# Checks for pending migrations before tests are run.
# If you are not using ActiveRecord, you can remove this line.
ActiveRecord::Migration.check_pending! if defined?(ActiveRecord::Migration)

RSpec.configure do |config|
  # ## Mock Framework
  #
  # If you prefer to use mocha, flexmock or RR, uncomment the appropriate line:
  #
  # config.mock_with :mocha
  # config.mock_with :flexmock
  # config.mock_with :rr

  # Remove this line if you're not using ActiveRecord or ActiveRecord fixtures
  config.fixture_path = "#{::Rails.root}/spec/fixtures"

  # If you're not using ActiveRecord, or you'd prefer not to run each of your
  # examples within a transaction, remove the following line or assign false
  # instead of true.
  config.use_transactional_fixtures = true

  # If true, the base class of anonymous controllers will be inferred
  # automatically. This will be the default behavior in future versions of
  # rspec-rails.
  config.infer_base_class_for_anonymous_controllers = false

  # Run specs in random order to surface order dependencies. If you find an
  # order dependency and want to debug it, you can fix the order by providing
  # the seed, which is printed after each run.
  #     --seed 1234
  config.order = "random"

  # RSpec Rails can automatically mix in different behaviours to your tests
  # based on their file location, for example enabling you to call `get` and
  # `post` in specs under `spec/controllers`.
  #
  # You can disable this behaviour by removing the line below, and instead
  # explictly tag your specs with their type, e.g.:
  #
  #     describe UsersController, :type => :controller do
  #       # ...
  #     end
  #
  # The different available types are documented in the features, such as in
  # https://relishapp.com/rspec/rspec-rails/v/3-0/docs
  config.infer_spec_type_from_file_location!
end
David McGraw
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David McGraw
Courses Plus Student 9,711 Points

Thank you! I still can't seem to figure out whats going on here.

Brandon Barrette
Brandon Barrette
20,485 Points

Is your code posted on Github? If so, what's the link?

David McGraw
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David McGraw
Courses Plus Student 9,711 Points

Not yet, I've been committing all changes though.

Do you suggest I submit it

Brandon Barrette
Brandon Barrette
20,485 Points

Once it's on Github I can look at the code to try and help you further.

David McGraw
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David McGraw
Courses Plus Student 9,711 Points

Excellent!

I'll need to look at the git tutorial since it's been a while since I've done that. I'll do it right away. Thank you for your interest in helping!