rake craziness with Migrate as a dependency

Hi everyone,

For one of our projects we have a need to deploy and maintain a demo.
As a result I've attempted to setup a set of rake tasks for the job.
My goal is have one rake task called "deploy_demo" which purges the
database, migrates to the current schema, and loads the db from a set
of fixture files in a specified location.

I've written two new tasks the perform portions of this task:

db:purge - purges the db set in RAILS_ENV.
load_my_fixtures - loads the db using fixtures from a directory
specified by the SRC env var

Then I setup deploy_demo as a task that basically calls db:purge,
db:migrate, and then load_my_fixtures. The source is below:

-- Start --
desc "This is a task to deploy a demo. It is setup to work in the
context of a local machine. It wipes the DB, migrates up to the
current version of the schema, and loads fixtures from

task :deploy_demo => ["db:purge","db:migrate"] do

  # we need to invoke the one in the body so we can set SRC in the
  ENV['SRC'] = "db/fixtures/demo"
-- End --

So, I can run each of the component tasks (db:purge, db:migrate:
load_my_fixtures) from the command line and they work fine. When I run
deploy_demo the db:fixtures task completes without an error but doesn't
actually modify the database. Does anyone know why db:migrate would
not modify the db when called as a dependency but would from the
command line? I've included output from both methods of calling these
tasks with --trace on.

-- Output from calling each sub-task from command line --
c:\dve\ideeli_trunk\lib\tasks>rake db:purge --trace
rake db:purge --trace
(in c:/dve/ideeli_trunk)
** Invoke db:purge (first_time)
** Invoke environment (first_time)
** Execute environment
** Execute db:purge
Loaded suite c:/ruby/bin/rake.bat

Finished in 0.0 seconds.

0 tests, 0 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors

c:\dve\ideeli_trunk\lib\tasks>rake db:migrate --trace
rake db:migrate --trace
(in c:/dve/ideeli_trunk)
** Invoke db:migrate (first_time)
** Invoke environment (first_time)
** Execute environment
-- create_table("rails_crons")
   -> 0.1010s
-- add_column(:rails_crons, :concurrent, :boolean)
   -> 0.2100s
** Execute db:migrate
== Init: migrating