PHPUnit for XAMPP on Windows with Cygwin

Steps to get PHPUnit to run on my XAMPP setup with Cygwin, so I can write and run Symfony2 unit tests.

1. Upgrade PEAR

  1. Download to C:\xampp\php\go-pear.phar

  2. Run this in cmd.exe (cygwin prompts hosed somehow), taking all defaults

  1. Yay.
c:\xampp\php>pear version
PEAR Version: 1.9.4
PHP Version: 5.3.5
Zend Engine Version: 2.3.0
Running on: Windows NT FAI1046162 6.1 build 7600 (Unknow Windows version Enterpr
ise Edition) i586

2. Install/upgrade PHPUnit

Now we can use the cygwin shell. Not sure all these channels are needed, I did this out of order.

cd /cygdrive/c/xampp/php
pear update-channels
pear channel-discover
pear channel-discover
pear channel-discover
pear install --alldeps phpunit/PHPUnit

3. Use it

XAMPP and/or PHPUnit come with a wrapper called phpunit.bat, which has now been upgraded, but you may need to set your PHPBIN environment var. Also I already have c:\xampp\php in my $PATH.

export PHPBIN=c:/xampp/php/php.exe
cd /path/to/mysf2project
phpunit.bat -c app

Now PHPUnit works. Make tests and make them work!