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Friday, June 24, 2011

rails 3.1 and ruby-1.9.2-p180 - rake aborted! stack level too deep

Ran into the following error when running rake with a rails 3.1 (rc4) app on ruby-1.9.2-p180 (RVM)

rake aborted! stack level too deep
Full error stack

$> rake --tasks

/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/version.rb:4: warning: already initialized constant MAJOR
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/version.rb:5: warning: already initialized constant MINOR
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/version.rb:6: warning: already initialized constant BUILD
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/version.rb:3: warning: already initialized constant NUMBERS
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/version.rb:9: warning: already initialized constant VERSION
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake.rb:26: warning: already initialized constant RAKEVERSION
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/early_time.rb:17: warning: already initialized constant EARLY
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/alt_system.rb:32: warning: already initialized constant WINDOWS
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/application.rb:28: warning: already initialized constant DEFAULT_RAKEFILES
WARNING: Possible conflict with Rake extension: String#ext already exists
WARNING: Possible conflict with Rake extension: String#pathmap already exists
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/task_arguments.rb:73: warning: already initialized constant EMPTY_TASK_ARGS
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/invocation_chain.rb:49: warning: already initialized constant EMPTY
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/file_utils.rb:10: warning: already initialized constant RUBY
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/file_utils.rb:84: warning: already initialized constant LN_SUPPORTED
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/dsl_definition.rb:143: warning: already initialized constant Commands
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/file_list.rb:44: warning: already initialized constant ARRAY_METHODS
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/file_list.rb:47: warning: already initialized constant MUST_DEFINE
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/file_list.rb:51: warning: already initialized constant MUST_NOT_DEFINE
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/file_list.rb:55: warning: already initialized constant SPECIAL_RETURN
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/file_list.rb:61: warning: already initialized constant DELEGATING_METHODS
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/file_list.rb:364: warning: already initialized constant DEFAULT_IGNORE_PATTERNS
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake/file_list.rb:370: warning: already initialized constant DEFAULT_IGNORE_PROCS
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake.rb:64: warning: already initialized constant FileList
/Users/HOME_DIR/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180/gems/rake-0.9.2/lib/rake.rb:65: warning: already initialized constant RakeFileUtils
rake aborted!
stack level too deep

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

Steps to replicate, from the command line
  • rails new sample_app
  • cd sample_app
  • rake --tasks
The solution, prefix calls to rake with bundle exec
bundle exec rake --tasks
Resources

7 comments:

ZequeZ said...

Thanks! That solved it ^^
Also, I'm using Ruby 1.9.2p290, Rails 3.1.0.rc6 and Rake 0.9.2

ZequeZ said...

Also you can call alias rake='bundle exec rake', or add it to your .bash_profile file, so you don't have to call it each time ^^

junaidpv said...

Thanks. It helped me

codeMonkey said...

'bundle' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

on windows.

House 9 said...

try

gem install bundler

codeMonkey said...

almost but not quite. PLEASE HELP:

>gem install bundler
Successfully installed bundler-1.1.5
1 gem installed
Installing ri documentation for bundler-1.1.5...
Installing RDoc documentation for bundler-1.1.5...

>bundle exec rake --tasks
Could not locate Gemfile

>gem list

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

activesupport (3.2.8, 2.3.14)
bigdecimal (1.1.0)
bundler (1.1.5)
diff-lcs (1.1.3)
extlib (0.9.15)
highline (1.6.14, 1.6.13)
i18n (0.6.0)
io-console (0.3)
json (1.7.5, 1.5.4)
macaddr (1.6.1)
minitest (3.3.0, 2.5.1)
multi_json (1.3.6)
rake (0.9.2.2)
rdiscount (1.6.8)
rdoc (3.12, 3.9.4)
rdoc-data (3.12)
rhodes (3.3.4)
rubygems-update (1.8.24)
systemu (2.5.2)
templater (1.0.0)
uuid (2.3.5)

House 9 said...

doesn't look like you have rails installed at all?
no Gemfile for bundler to check either?

I recommend you read up on bundler
http://gembundler.com/

also - you'll probably get better help over at stackoverflow - http://stackoverflow.com/