All you need to do is check out this repository as a submodule of your CodeIgniter
2.1.0 project. The recommended location is into a directory called
your application directory, wherever that may be. For me (YMMV), that means I'd run the
command from my CI project directory:
$ git submodule add git://github.com/redvel/PHPUnit-for-CodeIgniter.git application/tests
To test and make sure everything is set up OK, go to your new tests directory on
the command line and enter
phpunit. If all is OK, it should show that you are
failing one test.
OPTIONAL: I like to add a symlink to
application/tests/phpunit.xml inside my
project's root directory, so I can just call phpunit from the command line right
there at the project root. If you do this, there's no need to update any paths or
anything from inside the phpunit XML file; PHPUnit is smart enough to interpret the
symlink and make sure all the references are correct. So again using my own environment
as an example, to do this I would run the following from my project directory:
$ ln -s application/tests/phpunit.xml phpunit.xml
The one-and-only environment I have ever tested this on is:
- Mac OS X Lion
- PHP 5.3.6 cli
- PHPUnit 3.5.14
- CodeIgniter 2.1.0
Please note that you'll almost certainly have database problems if the command line
PHP executable is not the same as the one you're using on your development server.
For instance, if you use MAMP as your development server, but your CLI PHP executable
/usr/bin/php, this will likely cause a database issue.
The right way to do this is to configure your PATH to use the same PHP (and Pear, PHPUnit, etc.) executables as exist in your development server's environment.
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