Bundler Saves the Day

26 Jul 2013

I ran into some errors with homebrew trying to install Octave (a potential Matlab replacement) on Wednesday. One of the troubleshooting steps included uninstalling macports. It wasn’t until after I saw some of the items macports was deleting that I noticed it would be dropping some of nokogiri’s dependencies.

After the macports uninstall was complete, I was able to confirm the same by running the tests for my side project.

TESTS FAIL!

Luckily I used bundler when building a simple Sinatra/Active Record app last week.

Steps to make tests pass again

  1. Create a Gemfile for the project
  2. bundle install
  3. rake test > TESTS PASS!
  4. git add Gemfile
  5. git commit -m "Thanks Bundler!"