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gem dependency const loading issues

Reported by James | October 2nd, 2008 @ 10:14 PM | in 2.x

I have been having major issues with resource_controller loading as a gem dependency. The problem is that when active support tries to load the gem, it comes up with a crazy constant name like this one:


It is difficult to diagnose, and regression test, since it's heavily dependent on the circumstances:

  • With the gem installed on the system, it never happens (unless rails version >= 2.1.1).
  • It never ever happens in test mode.

I have tried manually requiring all the files in resource_controller to make sure that the consts are never missing, as a workaround, but since I need ApplicationController in r_c, it seems to create a lot of conflicts.

I have narrowed the issue down to this load path being present in my Dependencies.load_paths


with Dependencies' logging turned on, I can see that it tries to load the const properly from:


but also from the above path:


Dependencies: called load_file("/Users/james/Documents/railsApps/po_creator/vendor/gems/resource_controller-0.5.3/lib/urligence.rb", ["Urligence", "Gems::ResourceController-0.5.3::Lib::Urligence"])

If I delete RAILS_ROOT/vendor from the load_paths, everything works fine, but I'm not sure whether that path is necessary, so I don't want to ship a version of r_c that deletes it.

It is there in test mode, but doesn't seem to cause the problem. Anybody have any ideas?

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