Recently I had to rebuild my computer, and decided to install Linux Mint 12 (Lisa), which is a very lean installation - for my taste that is.
Going through the whole process of reinstalling all the packages that I need or had, PHPUnit was one of them. Easy enough a couple commands did the trick
sudo apt-get install php-pear sudo pear upgrade PEAR sudo pear config-set auto_discover 1 sudo pear install pear.phpunit.de/PHPUnit
I wanted to run my tests after that, only to find an error in the execution:
PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method PHPUnit_Util_Filter::addFileToFilter() in /home/www/project/library/PHPUnit/Framework.php on line 48
At first I thought that it was a path error, so I included the
/usr/share/php/PHPUnit and others in the
php.ini file but with no luck. With a little bit of Googling I found out that there have been some changes in the 3.6 version of PHPUnit and things don’t work as they did before.
Effectively, 3.6 had some refactoring done and thus the line:
Since I didn’t want to change my whole test suite, I had to find a solution i.e. downgrade PHPUnit to 3.5.
Unfortunately specifying the version directly did not wok
sudo pear install phpunit/PHPUnit-3.5.15
since it would pull the latest version again and I would end up with the 3.6 files.
So I went one step further and installed specific versions of the relevant dependencies to satisfy the 3.5.15 version.
pear uninstall phpunit/PHPUnit_Selenium pear uninstall phpunit/DbUnit pear uninstall phpunit/PHPUnit pear uninstall phpunit/PHP_CodeCoverage pear uninstall phpunit/PHP_Iterator pear uninstall phpunit/PHPUnit_MockObject pear uninstall phpunit/Text_Template pear uninstall phpunit/PHP_Invoker pear uninstall phpunit/PHP_Timer pear uninstall phpunit/File_Iterator pear uninstall pear.symfony-project.com/YAML
pear install pear.symfony-project.com/YAML-1.0.2 pear install phpunit/PHPUnit_Selenium-1.0.1 pear install phpunit/PHP_Timer-1.0.0 pear install phpunit/Text_Template-1.0.0 pear install phpunit/PHPUnit_MockObject-1.0.3 pear install phpunit/File_Iterator-1.2.3 pear install phpunit/PHP_CodeCoverage-1.0.2 pear install phpunit/DbUnit-1.0.0 pear install phpunit/PHPUnit-3.5.15
I hope you find the above useful :)