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can't run #1

mvolkmann opened this issue Oct 3, 2013 · 5 comments

can't run #1

mvolkmann opened this issue Oct 3, 2013 · 5 comments


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@mvolkmann mvolkmann commented Oct 3, 2013

Here is my Gruntfile.js:

module.exports = function (grunt) {
    protractor: {
      options: {
        configFile: 'protractor.conf.js'
      all: {

When I run "grunt protractor", I get this output and nothing else:

Running "protractor:all" (protractor) task

I tried adding a console.log call inside the task definition and that is not output.

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@teerapap teerapap commented Oct 7, 2013

Please tell me your node, Gruntjs and protractor version. Which OS did you run on?

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@pcorey pcorey commented Feb 22, 2014


I was having this issue too.

% grunt --version
grunt-cli v0.1.13
grunt v0.4.2
% protractor --version
Version 0.19.0

I'm running Linux Mint.

Running "grunt protractor" would give me a "Done, without errors." message without actually running protractor.

"grunt protractor --verbose" gave interesting results:

+ protractor
Loading "Gruntfile.js" tasks...OK
>> No tasks were registered or unregistered.

It looks like the protractor task isn't being registered? In protractor_runner.js I switch the register signature from registerMultiTask to registerTask and dropped the special configFile block (configFile is pulled in by this.options()).

This fixed the problem for me.

Running "grunt protractor" ran protractor correctly with my specified config file.

I'm not sure if switching from a multi-task to a plain registerTask is the way to go, so I'm not submitting a pull request.

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@slucero slucero commented Feb 24, 2014

I ran into this same issue and @pcorey's solution above got it up and running for me.

I'm not sure if switching from a multi-task to a plain registerTask is the way to go, so I'm not submitting a pull request.

I'm in the same boat on this, however, so I'd be interested to see a preferred resolution or alternative in place.

julrich added a commit to ruhmesmeile/grunt-protractor-runner that referenced this issue Feb 27, 2014
Failed without an error before. These changes fix it, taken from:

Awaiting response from the developer, and / or a proper fix.
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@paulbakker paulbakker commented Mar 3, 2014

Having the same issue. The fix by @julrich seems to fix the problem.

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@teerapap teerapap commented Mar 3, 2014

@pcorey Thanks! I cannot reproduce this issue so I cannot debug it. I think I have to keep registering the task with registerMultiTask because someone may be using the task with multi configuration. However, thank you very much for this clue.

and the block below is for backward compatibility with my mistake in the early version.

if (!grunt.util._.isUndefined( {
   opts.configFile =;

aruka-pragmatists added a commit to aruka-pragmatists/grunt-protractor-runner that referenced this issue Oct 15, 2014
… data.configFile reference from tasks/protractor_runner.js to fix a problem with the protractor task not being registered correctly with Grunt, see issue teerapap#1
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