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Relative path on windows

Reported by xelex | March 19th, 2010 @ 08:39 PM

Incorrect generator behaviour on Windows (it fails):

C:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/pathname.rb:709:in relative_path_from': different prefix:<br/> "C:/" and "D:/work/ruby/test" (ArgumentError)

    from C:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/radiant-0.8.1/vendor/rails/railties/lib/rails_generator/lookup.rb:110:in `use_component_sources!'
    from C:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/radiant-0.8.1/vendor/rails/railties/lib/rails_generator/lookup.rb:109:in `each'


System configuration:
Rails 2.3.5 + Ruby 1.8.6 + Win XP 32bit

Steps to reproduce:
1. Place ruby on a C: drive, place rails on a D: drive.
2. Use some generator tools.
3. Get the exception.

The root cause is in the lib/rails_generator/lookup.rb (line 110):
relative_path =

The relative_path_from raises an ArgumentError in the described case.
Workaround is to patch the lib/rails_generator/lookup.rb and catch the exception.
Dirty patch is to modify the 110 line in lib/rails_generator/lookup.rb:
relative_path = rescue ArgumentError
relative_path = end

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • annoynmous

    annoynmous March 30th, 2010 @ 10:21 PM

    Виндовз не нужен. Закапывайте.

  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:44 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

    The resources of the Rails core team are limited, and so we are asking for your help. If you can still reproduce this error on the 3-0-stable branch or on master, please reply with all of the information you have about it and add "[state:open]" to your comment. This will reopen the ticket for review. Likewise, if you feel that this is a very important feature for Rails to include, please reply with your explanation so we can consider it.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:44 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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