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Ruby Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Generate a Scaffold

Anuj Nagpal
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Anuj Nagpal
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Server not getting restart after adding root 'todo_lists#index'

/Users/anuj.nagpal/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2/gems/actionpack-3.1.3/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:264:in root': undefined methodreverse_merge' for "todo_lists#index":String (NoMethodError)

1 Answer

Hi there,

Can you copy the rest of the error message. The issue is likely to come from one of your files. Looking at what you've pasted, the issue may be in routes.rb but the error may point us in the right direction.

Steve.

Anuj Nagpal
Anuj Nagpal
Courses Plus Student 3,748 Points

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    Called from: /Users/anuj.nagpal/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2/gems/actionpack-3.1.3/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:28:in `initialize'.

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I'm using Rails 3.1.3

Interesting error - and very confusing!

The central cause seems to be something to do with your code "todo_lists#index" which is probably in routes.rb but the error itself is not particularly helpful. There's some mention of environment.rb but that probably just starts the whole application.

I don't know if there's anything peculiar to Rails 3.2.1, I've never used it - my machine is on 4.2.1.

So, your error is occuring when you run rails s and it wasn't doing that before you added "todo_lists#index". Where did you add that - just in routes.rb?

I've had a Google and come up with a load of pages that contain code that's well over my head! This one, for example!

There is quite a lot of mention of older Rails versions in the various pages so that may be a factor here.

It is probably well worth asking Jason Seifer for some help - Jason has probably come across this before.

Steve.