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UnitTest Error

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Community Member, 95 Posts

23 December 2009 at 10:51am

Hi Everyone,
I'm trying to set up unit tests, and installed pear and PHPUnit-3.3.17 on wamp. PHPUnit says it installed ok.
i restarted apache, and visited localhost/mysite/dev/tests/ and receive this error on all tests.

Fatal error: Class 'PHPUnit_Framework_TestSuite' not found in C:\wamp\www\mysite\sapphire\dev\TestRunner.php on line 144

i checked out this file and dont see a class definition for PHPUnit_Framework_TestSuite. i'm running SS version 2.3.3, and also tested with SS 2.3.1

can anyone let me know what i'm missing?
thanks alot,


Community Member, 97 Posts

27 December 2009 at 3:32pm

PHPUnit_Framework_TestSuite is a class from PHPUnit. PHPUnit/Framework.php must be in your include path so the code at the top of dev/TestRunner.php finds it. I imagine this is best done in .htaccess if you can; I don't know the best place to do this in the SilverStripe code itself. For code snippets for doing adding a folder to the include path, see


Community Member, 95 Posts

5 January 2010 at 10:26am

Hi Tobych,
thanks for the reply.
I just got it working.

i had to do a few things to get it to work..
i manually added path environment variables to let pear and phpunit run. (added ;C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.2.6\ to the path)
my pear installation installed the PHPUnit folder in c:\wamp\bin\php\php5.2.6\PEAR. i needed to change the php.ini file to reflect that:

include_path = ".;C:/wamp/bin/php/php5.2.6/PEAR;"

thanks again for the help,


Community Member, 95 Posts

5 January 2010 at 10:35am

actually, i didnt need to adjust the environment variables at all.. just changing the include path and restarting apache worked.

thanks again,