Verify correct installation of pear by invoking a command prompt and typing pear and the following output should appear in the command.
Commands: build Build an Extension From C Source bundle Unpacks a Pecl Package channel-add Add a Channel channel-alias Specify an alias to a channel name channel-delete Remove a Channel From the List channel-discover Initialize a Channel from its server channel-info Retrieve Information on a Channel channel-login Connects and authenticates to remote channel server channel-logout Logs out from the remote channel server channel-update Update an Existing Channel clear-cache Clear Web Services Cache config-create Create a Default configuration file config-get Show One Setting config-help Show Information About Setting config-set Change Setting config-show Show All Settings convert Convert a package.xml 1.0 to package.xml 2.0 format cvsdiff Run a "cvs diff" for all files in a package cvstag Set CVS Release Tag download Download Package download-all Downloads each available package from the default channel info Display information about a package install Install Package list List Installed Packages In The Default Channel list-all List All Packages list-channels List Available Channels list-files List Files In Installed Package list-upgrades List Available Upgrades login Connects and authenticates to remote server [Deprecated in favor of channel-login] logout Logs out from the remote server [Deprecated in favor of channel-logout] makerpm Builds an RPM spec file from a PEAR package package Build Package package-dependencies Show package dependencies package-validate Validate Package Consistency pickle Build PECL Package remote-info Information About Remote Packages remote-list List Remote Packages run-scripts Run Post-Install Scripts bundled with a package run-tests Run Regression Tests search Search remote package database shell-test Shell Script Test sign Sign a package distribution file svntag Set SVN Release Tag uninstall Un-install Package update-channels Update the Channel List upgrade Upgrade Package upgrade-all Upgrade All Packages [Deprecated in favor of calling upgrade with no parameters] Usage: pear [options] command [command-options] <parameters> Type "pear help options" to list all options. Type "pear help shortcuts" to list all command shortcuts. Type "pear help <command>" to get the help for the specified command.
If you encounter problems getting the above information to appear you will have to begin debugging to determine why the application is improperly configured.
One place to start is Google for installation of your version of PhP.
After the pear installation is verified traverse to the Yii installation where pear is installed and key in the phpunit command. The following output should appear in the command session.
PHPUnit 3.6.4 by Sebastian Bergmann. Usage: phpunit [switches] UnitTest [UnitTest.php] phpunit [switches] <directory> --log-junit <file> Log test execution in JUnit XML format to file. --log-tap <file> Log test execution in TAP format to file. --log-json <file> Log test execution in JSON format. --coverage-clover <file> Generate code coverage report in Clover XML format. --coverage-html <dir> Generate code coverage report in HTML format. --coverage-php <file> Serialize PHP_CodeCoverage object to file. --coverage-text=<file> Generate code coverage report in text format. Default to writing to the standard output. --testdox-html <file> Write agile documentation in HTML format to file. --testdox-text <file> Write agile documentation in Text format to file. --filter <pattern> Filter which tests to run. --group ... Only runs tests from the specified group(s). --exclude-group ... Exclude tests from the specified group(s). --list-groups List available test groups. --loader <loader> TestSuiteLoader implementation to use. --printer <printer> TestSuiteListener implementation to use. --repeat <times> Runs the test(s) repeatedly. --tap Report test execution progress in TAP format. --testdox Report test execution progress in TestDox format. --colors Use colors in output. --stderr Write to STDERR instead of STDOUT. --stop-on-error Stop execution upon first error. --stop-on-failure Stop execution upon first error or failure. --stop-on-skipped Stop execution upon first skipped test. --stop-on-incomplete Stop execution upon first incomplete test. --strict Run tests in strict mode. -v|--verbose Output more verbose information. --skeleton-class Generate Unit class for UnitTest in UnitTest.php. --skeleton-test Generate UnitTest class for Unit in Unit.php. --process-isolation Run each test in a separate PHP process. --no-globals-backup Do not backup and restore $GLOBALS for each test. --static-backup Backup and restore static attributes for each test. --bootstrap <file> A "bootstrap" PHP file that is run before the tests. -c|--configuration <file> Read configuration from XML file. --no-configuration Ignore default configuration file (phpunit.xml). --include-path <path(s)> Prepend PHP's include_path with given path(s). -d key[=value] Sets a php.ini value. -h|--help Prints this usage information. --version Prints the version and exits. --debug Output debugging information.
If there is difficult reaching this screen debugging should begin with Google for the version of Pear installed.
Once you are successful displaying these your installation is properly configured to continue Test Driven Development (TDD) with Yii.
Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems authored this article.