Rails destroy controller doesn't work

Pretty much there in the title. I worked on a project with someone else, then cloned the git repo to my computer, added a new controller, and then thought better so ran:

rails destroy controller requests

(requests is the name of the controller), only to get this endless error message:

/Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:181:in `default_controller_and_action': missing :controller (ArgumentError)
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:78:in `normalize_options!'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:61:in `initialize'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:1304:in `new'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:1304:in `add_route'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:1284:in `decomposed_match'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:1270:in `block in match'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:1270:in `each'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:1270:in `match'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:507:in `map_method'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:469:in `get'
    from /Users/sashafklein/rails_projects/meatup/config/routes.rb:3:in `block in <top (required)>'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:282:in `instance_exec'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:282:in `eval_block'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/actionpack-3.2.8/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:260:in `draw'
    from /Users/sashafklein/rails_projects/meatup/config/routes.rb:1:in `<top (required)>'
from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/activesupport-3.2.8/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:245:in `load'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/activesupport-3.2.8/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:245:in `block in load'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/activesupport-3.2.8/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:236:in `load_dependency'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/activesupport-3.2.8/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:245:in `load'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application/routes_reloader.rb:40:in `block in load_paths'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application/routes_reloader.rb:40:in `each'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application/routes_reloader.rb:40:in `load_paths'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application/routes_reloader.rb:16:in `reload!'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application/routes_reloader.rb:26:in `block in updater'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/activesupport-3.2.8/lib/active_support/file_update_checker.rb:78:in `call'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/activesupport-3.2.8/lib/active_support/file_update_checker.rb:78:in `execute'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application/routes_reloader.rb:27:in `updater'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application/routes_reloader.rb:7:in `execute_if_updated'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application/finisher.rb:66:in `block in <module:Finisher>'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/initializable.rb:30:in `instance_exec'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/initializable.rb:30:in `run'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/initializable.rb:55:in `block in run_initializers'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/initializable.rb:54:in `each'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/initializable.rb:54:in `run_initializers'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application.rb:136:in `initialize!'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/railtie/configurable.rb:30:in `method_missing'
    from /Users/sashafklein/rails_projects/meatup/config/environment.rb:5:in `<top (required)>'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application.rb:103:in `require'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/application.rb:103:in `require_environment!'
    from /Users/sashafklein/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@rails3tutorial2ndEd/gems/railties-3.2.8/lib/rails/commands.rb:25:in `<top (required)>'
    from script/rails:6:in `require'
    from script/rails:6:in `<main>'

It's worked before, so what's happening? Might I need to reinstall something that got overwritten?

Also, any ideas why on earth is the error pasting all that stuff about the rails tutorial I'm taking? I don't remember that text being anywhere in my files?

Muchas Gracias

preguntado el 24 de agosto de 12 a las 00:08

FYI: Error stack traces usually look like this. As you learn more Rails, you'll find out this is a pretty short one.. -

1 Respuestas

It seems like you might have an error with your routes. Did any new routes get added to your routes.rb? If so, try commenting them out and then running your command.

Respondido 24 ago 12, 00:08

Tried it. Didn't work. There were new routes added there when I generated the "requests" controller, but should destroy have rolled them back automatically? (At any rate, I deleted them and tried again, but pretty much the same errors arise). - Sasha

What is on line 3 of your config/routes.rb file? It seems like that line is causing an issue - miguel frederick

Yeah. It was an auto-generated requests route, but when I cut it out, the problem doesn't go away. And should "destroy" automatically cut it out? - Sasha

WAIT. Second time did it. Sorry to bother you. Thanks so much! - Sasha

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