Asked  5 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   105 times

I'm having trouble getting phpunit working inside of a Symfony project in PhpStorm - phpunit -c app works fine in the OSX terminal.

Here is the error:

Unable to attach test reporter to test framework of test framework quit unexpectedly
/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.4.4/bin/php/private/var/folders/4l/hw8g4qlj6nnc37lfkc6hcj7w0000gn/T/ide-phpunit.php --bootstrap
/Users/greg/Repos/MyApp/app/bootstrap.php.cache --configuration    

Testing started at 11:45 AM ...

Process finished with exit code 255

Edit: Here is the error from the PHP log:

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'InvalidArgumentException' with message 'The "app/" directory does not exist.' in /Users/greg/Repos/MyApp/vendor/symfony/symfony/src/Symfony/Component/Finder/Finder.php:650



I ran into the same issue and found the following solution in the documentation:

To run your functional tests, the WebTestCase class bootstraps the kernel of your application. In most cases, this happens automatically. However, if your kernel is in a non-standard directory, you'll need to modify your phpunit.xml.dist file to set the KERNEL_DIR environment variable to the directory of your kernel:

    <!-- ... -->
        <server name="KERNEL_DIR" value="/path/to/your/app/" />
    <!-- ... -->

So check your phpunit.xml.dist configuration file and try to add the absolute path to your app-directory.

Hope it helps.

Friday, July 30, 2021
Bálint Molnár
answered 5 Months ago

Finaly i solve it! This is example of working code:

use SymfonyBundleFrameworkBundleTestWebTestCase;
use SymfonyComponentSecurityCoreAuthenticationTokenUsernamePasswordToken;
use SymfonyComponentBrowserKitCookie;

class ProfileControllerTest extends WebTestCase
    protected function createAuthorizedClient()
        $client = static::createClient();
        $container = static::$kernel->getContainer();
        $session = $container->get('session');
        $person = self::$kernel->getContainer()->get('doctrine')->getRepository('FoxPersonBundle:Person')->findOneByUsername('master');

        $token = new UsernamePasswordToken($person, null, 'main', $person->getRoles());
        $session->set('_security_main', serialize($token));

        $client->getCookieJar()->set(new Cookie($session->getName(), $session->getId()));

        return $client;

    public function testView()
        $client = $this->createAuthorizedClient();
        $crawler = $client->request('GET', '/person/view');

Hope it helps to save your time and nerves ;)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 9 Months ago

On Mac OS X environment variables available in Terminal and for the normal applications can be different, check the related question for the solution how to make them similar.

Note that this solution will not work on Mountain Lion (10.8).

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

You need to put any strings starting with @ in quotes:

    ["@security.context", "@fos_user.user_manager"]

Reserved characters, like @, should be quoted. Unquoted @s were deprecated in Symfony 2.8. Symfony 3.0 will forbid you to use such definitions and will throw an exception.

If you don't have control over the bundle that registered the problematic configuration, send a pull request with a fix to the vendor. As a quick fix you can downgrade Symfony. 2.7 will work, as well as 2.8 (the later will only emit a deprecation notice).

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

Silly mistake on my part... simply forgot to add phpunit as a dependency in the project. For anyone else that gets this error, to composer.json add:

"require-dev": {
    "phpunit/phpunit": "3.7.*"

And then run:

composer update

That solved the problem.

Friday, September 17, 2021
Samir Sabri
answered 3 Months ago
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