[factory_girl] rake command fails with "Factory already defined"

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Ian Vaughan

May 6, 2010, 12:51:07 PM5/6/10
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Get the following error :-

$ rake
(in /home/ian/tests/buzz)
factory.rb:59:in `define': Factory already defined: page
from /home/ian/tests/buzz/spec/factories.rb:5
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:
31:in `gem_original_require'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:
31:in `require'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/
active_support/dependencies.rb:158:in `require'
from /home/ian/tests/buzz/spec/spec_helper.rb:17
from /home/ian/tests/buzz/spec/lib/history_spec.rb:1:in `require'
from /home/ian/tests/buzz/spec/lib/history_spec.rb:1
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/runner/
example_group_runner.rb:15:in `load'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/runner/
example_group_runner.rb:15:in `load_files'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/runner/
example_group_runner.rb:14:in `each'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/runner/
example_group_runner.rb:14:in `load_files'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/runner/
options.rb:133:in `run_examples'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/lib/spec/runner/
command_line.rb:9:in `run'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.3.0/bin/spec:5
rake aborted!
Command /usr/local/bin/ruby -I"lib" "/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/
gems/rspec-1.3.0/bin/spec" "spec/lib/history_spec.rb" "spec/lib/
content_formatter_spec.rb" "spec/controllers/pages_controller_spec.rb"
"spec/models/page_spec.rb" "spec/views/pages/show.html.haml_spec.rb"
"spec/views/pages/edit.html.haml_spec.rb" "spec/views/pages/
index.html.haml_spec.rb" "spec/views/layouts/
application.html.haml_spec.rb" --options "/home/ian/tests/buzz/spec/
spec.opts" failed

(See full trace by running task with --trace)

$ ruby -v
ruby 1.8.8dev (2010-05-05) [i686-linux]

$ gem -v

$ rails -v
Rails 2.3.5

It was working ok, before I thought it a good idea to do a system
I think I was using ruby1.9.1, if that would make any diff?

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Joe Ferris

May 7, 2010, 12:22:40 PM5/7/10
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Are you requiring spec/factories.rb by hand? factory_girl generally
does that automatically, and if you somehow load the file twice, it
will try to define the same factories twice.

This could be related to Ruby 1.8, because 1.8 will load the same file
twice if you require it with different path names (like ../
factories.rb instead of RAILS_ROOT/factories.rb).


Yvan Ross

Nov 11, 2012, 11:56:26 AM11/11/12
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I have similar problem.. 
I was using factory_girl_rails gem but  factory_girl gem was still there. I remove it and it worked. 
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