[Catalyst] App testing with Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst

ivorw m9tn-oh4c at xemaps.com
Thu Jul 31 18:36:03 BST 2008

Oops! Typo alert!

The config file of course wouldn't have db in the name, but would be
calapp.conf or calapp.yml

ivorw wrote:
> Marius Kjeldahl wrote:
>> my $APPLOC = 'http://localhost/calapp/no';
>> $u->get_ok ($APPLOC, 'Application startup');
>> fails with:
>> Couldn't instantiate component "CalApp::Model::CalAppDB", "Either
>> ->config->{connect_info} must be defined for CalApp::Model::CalAppDB
>> or CalAppDB must have connect info defined on itHere's what we got:
>> $VAR1 = bless( {
>>                  'schema_class' => 'CalAppDB',
>>                  'connect_info' => undef
>>                }, 'CalApp::Model::CalAppDB' );
>>  at /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8/Catalyst/Test.pm line 90" at
>> /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8/Catalyst/Test.pm line 90
> I've seen this or similar. It's usually an indication that the Catalyst
> code is failing to see the config file (calappdb.yml or calappdb.conf),
> when you are defining the DBI parameters here rather than hardcoding
> them inside CalApp::Model::CalAppDB.pm which the helper script does for
> you by default.
> Maybe you're running your tests from a different directory than where
> the config file lives. Try running your test with CALAPP_CONFIG=/path/to/dir
> I actually have a special config I use for running tests (though the
> default tests that get created are completely safe to run against the
> live database). My tests are destructive, and start by creating a brand
> new SQLite database that I can run against.
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