i added --spec format to the bottom of my spec.opts so it looks like
this
--colour
--format progress
--loadby mtime
--reverse
--spec format

i'm not sure if this is what you meant. i did a quick search on google
for some documentation on this file but didn't find anything.
anyway, now i am not getting the segmentation fault but "0 examples, 0
failures" so i think i'm doing something wrong.

>> rake spec:rcov --trace
(in C:/Documents and Settings/Scott/My Documents/NetBeansProjects/
blog)
** Invoke spec:rcov (first_time)
** Invoke spec:clobber_rcov (first_time)
** Execute spec:clobber_rcov
** Execute spec:rcov
Finished in 1.594 seconds
0 examples, 0 failures


On Sep 14, 3:54     
> On Sep 13, 9:10  
>
>
>
> > i have a rails app that tests fine with "rake spec" but gets a
> > segmentation fault when "rake spec:rcov" is run.
> > i am on windows xp, ruby 1.8.6, rails 2.1.1, mysql 5
>
> > my app is athttp://github.com/scottnj/test_blog/tree/master
> > so maybe someone can try to replicate my error so i know if the
> > problem is with my code or something installed on my pc.
>
> > here is a copy of my shell output
>
> > >> rake spec:rcov --trace
>
> > (in C:/Documents and Settings/Scott/My Documents/NetBeansProjects/
> > blog)
> > ** Invoke spec:rcov (first_time)
> > ** Invoke spec:clobber_rcov (first_time)
> > ** Execute spec:clobber_rcov
> > ** Execute spec:rcov
> > ......................................................................................................................generated
> > code (c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-2.1.1/lib/
> > action_controller/routing/route.rb:86):1: [BUG] Segmentation fault
> > ruby 1.8.6 (2007-09-24) [i386-mswin32]
>
> > This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an
> > unusual way.
> > Please contact the application's support team for more information.
> > rake aborted!
>
> You could try changing your spec/spec.opts to offer more details
> (instead of default progress maybe spec format).
>
> That will be more simple than for us replicate your exact environment
> (ruby version, gem and such).
>
> Regards,
> --
> Luis Lavena