db:session:create problem (?) in the depot app

As I wrote in my previous post, I am currently reading/coding the depot example from the Agile Web Development with Rails book. I had one unclear issue so far – maybe someone can help me to find it out: I did something wrong or this is really a typo in the book?

Putting sessions in the database
According to the book, this should be done with

rake db:session:create

However, after entering this command to the console I got:

(in /home/peter/development/src/railsprojects/depot)
rake aborted!
Don't know how to build task 'db:session:create'

After some playing with rake –help, I have found the –tasks switch:

rake --tasks

and here I have finally found the remedy for my problem: the correct command is

rake db:sessions:create

(note the additional ‘s’ character)
Is this because my rake version is too old/too new or this is a typo in the book?

After this modification everything worked again as intended.

34 thoughts on “db:session:create problem (?) in the depot app

  1. Ah, thx for the pointer. I just bought the book, i did not know there is such a good errata already…

  2. Heh, it’s funny that according to my page statistics this is my most popular post – and in fact, as Stefano already pointed out in the first comment, the AWDwR errata had this solution before my post…

  3. ha. I actually misread the book, typed in sessions.. swore a few times.. rolled it back. and then to find out i did it correctly the first time

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