Preloading Rails environment
WARNING: Cucumber-rails required outside of env.rb. The rest of loading is being defered until env.rb is called.
To avoid this warning, move 'gem cucumber-rails' under only group :test in your Gemfile
Loading Spork.prefork block...
undefined method `allow_rescue=' for ActionController::Base:Class (NoMethodError)
I couldn't find any erroneous require's of cucumber-rails outside my :test group in my Gemfile, but eventually I stumbled across the solution in the comments of this pull request (for a separate issue).
I had to change the line in my Gemfile to:
gem "cucumber-rails", "~> 1.0", require: false
For the error message to go away, and spork to run properly. It seems to have been caused by a way the new (prerelease/1.1) version of Bundler loads gems - what a bitch (but it is a lot faster than the older versions, so I'm still using it).