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Id: 32967
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Test-WWW-Selenium-Catalyst

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: nine [...]

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Severity: Critical
Broken in: 0.01
Fixed in: (no value)


Subject: Patch to fix SeleniumRC server starting and stopping
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t/01live.t fails with an error message telling that it couldn't start the Selenium server for an unknown reason, despite the server running and having started a browser. This server is also never stopped so the test never finishes because it's waiting for child processes to exit. It turns out that the $sel->start; call is not needed at all, and everything works just as well without it. It's also not mentioned in Test::WWW::Selenium documentation and examples. The attached patch fixes this issue and gives a shot at stopping the Selenium server by issuing a shutDown command before killing the Alien::SeleniumRC child. Tests run successfully for me and the module installs with this patch.
Subject: Test-WWW-Selenium-Catalyst-start-stop-fixes.diff
diff -Naur Test-WWW-Selenium-Catalyst-0.01/lib/Test/WWW/Selenium/ Test-WWW-Selenium-Catalyst-0.02/lib/Test/WWW/Selenium/ --- Test-WWW-Selenium-Catalyst-0.01/lib/Test/WWW/Selenium/ 2007-05-27 10:09:53.000000000 +0200 +++ Test-WWW-Selenium-Catalyst-0.02/lib/Test/WWW/Selenium/ 2008-02-06 17:27:08.000000000 +0100 @@ -16,6 +16,7 @@ my $app; # app name (MyApp) my $sel_pid; # pid of selenium server my $app_pid; # pid of myapp server +my $www_selenium; =head1 NAME @@ -160,19 +161,23 @@ new(host => 'localhost', port => 4444, browser => $args->{browser} || '*firefox', - browser_url => 'http://localhost:3000/' + browser_url => 'http://localhost:3000/', + auto_stop => 0, ); }; $error = $@; } + croak "Can't start selenium: $error" if $error; - eval { $sel->start } - or croak "Can't start selenium: $@ (previous error: $error)"; - - return $sel; + return $www_selenium = $sel; } END { + if($www_selenium){ + diag("Shutting down Selenium Server $sel_pid") if $DEBUG; + $www_selenium->do_command('shutDown'); + undef $www_selenium; + } if($sel_pid){ diag("Killing Selenium Server $sel_pid") if $DEBUG; kill 15, $sel_pid or diag "Killing Selenium: $!";
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Thanks! I've released 0.02 to CPAN. (Sorry for the delay!) -- Jonathan Rockway <>

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