R – Why is link_to not taking me where I want it to

actionviewauthlogiccompass-geolocationruby-on-railsruby-on-rails-plugins

I have a model 'Asset' and, on the show page, I have this:

{ :controller 'looks', :action => 'whatever' } %>

The 'looks' controller and 'whatever' action both exist.

Now when I go the the show page for the second Asset and click the test link I get this error:

Processing AssetsController#2 (for 127.0.0.1 at 2009-12-03 17:09:57) [POST]
Parameters: {"authenticity_token"=>"aLGRq+ZVulWbwC09m1dy7Mj9b9AgSJqkwiS99SLk6uk="}
User Load (0.6ms) SELECT * FROM "users" WHERE ("users"."id" = '1') LIMIT 1

ActionController::UnknownAction (No action responded to 2. Actions: create, destroy, index, new, receive, and show):
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/chriseppstein-compass-0.8.17/lib/compass/app_integration/rails/action_controller.rb:7:in process'
haml (2.3.0) lib/sass/plugin/rack.rb:44:in
call'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/httpserver.rb:104:in service'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/httpserver.rb:65:in
run'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:173:in start_thread'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:162:in
start'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:162:in start_thread'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:95:in
start'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:92:in each'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:92:in
start'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:23:in start'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/webrick/server.rb:82:in
start'

Rendering rescues/layout (not_found)

So apparently it's directing me to an action that's named whatever asset_id whose show I came from. If it helps, I'm using the authlogic and compass gems. I'd appreciate any help.

Best Solution

Is that the exact code from your app? For starters, you are missing a => between :controller and 'looks'.

try

{ :controller => 'looks', :action => 'whatever' } %>
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