edge snippets

Fixing "warning: already initialized constant OPTIONS"

Tagged rails, edge, mephisto, mongrel  Languages bash

If you're using Edge Rails and mongrel you might have seen this error:

warning: already initialized constant OPTIONS

There's a bug report here that explains this problem in detail.

The solution for me was to rerun the freeze command:

rake rails:freeze:edge

You might also get "warning: already initialized constant OPTIONS" error if you haven't installed a gem your software relies on. In the following example openssl should be installed:

/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in gem_original_require’: no such file to load—openssl (MissingSourceFile)

ActiveResource might also be the problem:

gem install activeresource --source http://gems.rubyonrails.org

Fixing "config.breakpoint_server has been deprecated and has no effect" when using Rails Edge

Tagged deprecated, debug, edge, rails  Languages ruby

You might get this error if you're using Rails Edge: config.breakpoint_server has been deprecated and has no effect:

To fix the error we need to remove the following from config/environments/development.rb:

config.breakpoint_server = true

Next install ruby-debug:

gem install ruby-debug

Then add this to the end of config/environments/development.rb:

require 'ruby-debug'

Next, start your server, and the error should be gone...

To debug your code just add a call to debugger:

class MySillySpace ...
  def create
    debugger # add this line

Now when you access the URL with your browser you'll have access to the debugger from the console window.

To learn how to use ruby-debug, read this tutorial written by the ruby-debug author.