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Chris Anderson

NoMethodError (undefined method `utc' for "UTC":String)

Reported by Chris Anderson | March 4th, 2011 @ 09:17 AM

I'm not sure what the hell went wrong but I used rvm to test my app under ruby 1.9.2 because it was taking forever to respond to http requests under Rails 3 in development under 1.8.7. I discovered that there was a pre version of mongrel (1.2.0.pre2), updated that, and it fixed the issue.

I changed rvm back to default (1.8.7) and installed the latest mongrel pre version. I updated my Gemfile and ran "bundle install" and after that things started breaking. Bundler wanted to install all the gems into a gem directory called calendar_date_select (which was one of my gems in the Gemfile). After I found the .bundler/config file which had a setting for the bundle directory pointing to calendar_date_select (what? how'd that happen?) and deleted it and was able to update the gem bundle and start the server under the new mongrel.

As soon as I hit the app with the web browser I got the error. Ok, so maybe this mongrel version isn't compatible so I reverted back to 1.1.5 and the problem still persists. Aside from the original issue it was all working before using rvm so I figure there must be something I've done wrong and there may be a bug as well. I'm stumped!

The entire exception is below.



Started GET "/" for at Fri Mar 04 00:55:54 -0800 2011

NoMethodError (undefined method utc' for "UTC":String): activesupport (3.0.5) lib/active_support/time_with_zone.rb:304:inmarshal_load' activesupport (3.0.5) lib/active_support/message_verifier.rb:34:in load' activesupport (3.0.5) lib/active_support/message_verifier.rb:34:inverify' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/cookies.rb:253:in []' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/cookie_store.rb:68:inunpacked_cookie_data' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:223:in stale_session_check!' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/cookie_store.rb:66:inunpacked_cookie_data' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/cookie_store.rb:57:in extract_session_id' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:39:insend' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:39:in load_session_id!' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:27:in[]' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:210:in current_session_id' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:239:inexists?' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:96:in send' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:96:inexists?' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:113:in load_for_read!' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:53:in[]' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/flash.rb:178:in call' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/session/abstract_store.rb:149:incall' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/cookies.rb:302:in call' activerecord (3.0.5) lib/active_record/query_cache.rb:32:incall' activerecord (3.0.5) lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/query_cache.rb:28:in cache' activerecord (3.0.5) lib/active_record/query_cache.rb:12:incache' activerecord (3.0.5) lib/active_record/query_cache.rb:31:in call' activerecord (3.0.5) lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_pool.rb:354:incall' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:46:in call' activesupport (3.0.5) lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:415:in_run_call_callbacks' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:44:in call' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/sendfile.rb:107:incall' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/remote_ip.rb:48:in call' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/show_exceptions.rb:47:incall' railties (3.0.5) lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:13:in call' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/runtime.rb:17:incall' activesupport (3.0.5) lib/active_support/cache/strategy/local_cache.rb:72:in call' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/lock.rb:11:incall' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/lock.rb:11:in synchronize' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/lock.rb:11:incall' actionpack (3.0.5) lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:30:in call' railties (3.0.5) lib/rails/application.rb:168:incall' railties (3.0.5) lib/rails/application.rb:77:in send' railties (3.0.5) lib/rails/application.rb:77:inmethod_missing' railties (3.0.5) lib/rails/rack/log_tailer.rb:14:in call' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/content_length.rb:13:incall' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/chunked.rb:15:in call' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/handler/mongrel.rb:67:inprocess' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:159:in process_client' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:158:ineach' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:158:in process_client' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:285:inrun' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:285:in initialize' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:285:innew' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:285:in run' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:268:ininitialize' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:268:in new' mongrel (1.1.5) lib/mongrel.rb:268:inrun' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/handler/mongrel.rb:38:in run' rack (1.2.1) lib/rack/server.rb:213:instart' railties (3.0.5) lib/rails/commands/server.rb:65:in start' railties (3.0.5) lib/rails/commands.rb:30 railties (3.0.5) lib/rails/commands.rb:27:intap' railties (3.0.5) lib/rails/commands.rb:27 script/rails:6:in `require' script/rails:6

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Andrew White

    Andrew White March 4th, 2011 @ 11:07 AM

    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”

    What happens if you clear your cookies?

  • Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson March 4th, 2011 @ 04:00 PM

    Well, I'm not sure why that worked but it did. To my knowledge I'm not using cookies as I use db session store. What cookie is Rails 3 storing?

    Now that's that out of the way I can try and tackle why my dev environment is taking 10 seconds to return any response from my local mongrel, or webrick and I even tried passenger. Nothing appears in the log at all until 10 seconds later.

    My app is updated from 2.3.8 so I'm at a loss as what could be causing this huge delay. Is it really ruby 1.8.7?


  • Andrew White

    Andrew White March 5th, 2011 @ 07:08 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”

    Even when using a db session store the session id will still be stored in a cookie.

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