webdriver-test unusable

I created a test website as described in Creating Your First Yii Application and now I want to create simple test using webdriver-test.

I set up proper TEST_BASE_URL in protected/tests/WebTestCase.php and created protected/tests/functional/MySimpleTest.php


Yii::import( 'ext.webdriver-bindings.CWebDriverTestCase' );

class MySimpleTest extends CWebDriverTestCase {

    protected function setUp() {

        parent::setUp( '', 4444, 'firefox' );


    public function testMySite() {

        $this->get( TEST_BASE_URL );

        $qElem = $this->findElementBy( LocatorStrategy::linkText, 'Users' );

        $this->assertNotNull( $qElem, 'There is no "Users" link!' );


        $this->assertTrue( $this->isTextPresent( 'test1@example.com' ), 'The is no "test1@example.com" text on result page!' );



Running it looks like this:

etam@ubuntu:/var/www/test/protected/tests$ phpunit functional/MySimpleDbTest.php

PHPUnit 3.5.15 by Sebastian Bergmann.


Time: 5 seconds, Memory: 5.25Mb

There was 1 error:

1) MySimpleTest::testMySite

PHPUnit_Framework_Exception: setBrowserUrl() needs to be called before start().




Tests: 1, Assertions: 0, Errors: 1.

Notice that it’s complaining about setBrowserUrl() from PHPUnit_Extensions_SeleniumTestCase_Driver, which is not the same as one from CWebDriverTestCase.

I tried to find out what’s going on, but it’s too complicated to me. It looks like problems with old and new selenium API existing together, but I’m not sure about it.

I’m using:

Ubuntu server 11.04

yii 1.1.8.r3324

webdriver-test 1.1b

phpunit 3.5.15 (repaired as described in bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/phpunit/+bug/701544)

Please help!