[Catalyst] Using Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst on a test database

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 22:51:34 GMT 2012

On 16/02/2012, at 9:45 AM, Robert Rothenberg wrote:

> On 15/02/12 16:03 Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 03:25:51PM +0000, Robert Rothenberg wrote:
>>> I would like to use Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst with an alternative
>>> database schema (since I want to test reading and writing on a database with
>>> the same schema but known data that is not the live database), but it's not
>>> clear to me from reading the documentation on how to do this, or even if
>>> it's possible.
>> Very much so. Have you looked at
>> http://search.cpan.org/~hkclark/Catalyst-Manual-5.9002/lib/Catalyst/Manual/Tutorial/08_Testing.pod#SUPPORTING_BOTH_PRODUCTION_AND_TEST_DATABASES
> This isn't working. It's clearly trying to load the myapp_testing.conf file
> (because it complains if I put in syntax errors), but the database
> connection info is not being overridden, and it's wiping the production
> database.

Can you produce a minimal test case demonstrating this and put it on the RT queue for Catalyst::Manual please?

Meanwhile read the email I sent to you privately for a comprehensive rock solid solution which I will finally write up for public consumption :)

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