[wp-hackers] Running the WordPress test suite with PHPUnit

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Wed Jun 23 06:44:15 UTC 2010

I assume the output to XML would just mean changing the PHPUnitPrinter  
class we use.

I'll try and have a look tonight.

Peter Westwood

On 23 Jun 2010, at 07:15, David Morris <dvmorris at gmail.com> wrote:

> Has anyone ever gotten the wordpress test suite (
> svn.automattic.com/wordpress-tests/) to run using PHPUnit from the  
> command
> line, instead of running "php wp-test.php"?
> I would like to integrate testing into a continuous integration  
> environment,
> and I am having trouble translating wp-test.php into a PHPUnit  
> bootstrap
> file. I would like to run the Wordpress test suite like this:
> phpunit --bootstrap bootstrap.php --log-junit phpunit.xml
> wp-testcase/test_actions.php
> I created a bootstrap.php file that is heavily based on wp-test.php,  
> and I
> when I run it, I get this error:
> Fatal error: Call to undefined method stdClass::set_prefix() in
> C:\wamp\www\wordpress\trunk\src\wp-settings.php on line 286
> Line 286 of wp-settings.php is this:
> $prefix = $wpdb->set_prefix($table_prefix); // set up global tables
> It appears that $wpdb is not being defined properly by this point in  
> the
> execution of the bootstrap.php file, but when I run "php wp- 
> test.php", which
> is almost the same execution steps, it works. It leads me to believe  
> that
> there is some issue with the way PHPUnit bootstrap files handle all of
> WordPress' global variables, like $wpdb.
> Another alternative for me would be to get the "php wp-test.php" to  
> spit out
> junit style xml files, which would probably be sufficient for me  
> right now.
> I have been unable to get it to work so far.
> Anyways, someone on the IRC channel suggested I ask the wp-hackers  
> list. Any
> help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Dave Morris
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