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Maven does not find JUnit tests to run

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Questions:

I have a maven program, it compiles fine. When I run mvn test it does not run any tests (under TESTs header says There are no tests to run.).

I’ve recreated this problem with a super simple setup which I will include below as well as the output when run with -X.

The unit tests run fine from eclipse (both with its default junit package and when I instead include the junit.jar downloaded by maven). Also mvn test-compile correctly creates the class under test-classes. I am running this on OSX 10.6.7 with Maven 3.0.2 and java 1.6.0_24.

Here is the directory structure:

/my_program/pom.xml
/my_program/src/main/java/ClassUnderTest.java
/my_program/src/test/java/ClassUnderTestTests.java

pom.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
    <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
    <groupId>my_group</groupId>
    <artifactId>my_program</artifactId>
    <packaging>jar</packaging>
    <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
    <name>My Program</name>
    <dependencies>
        <dependency>
            <groupId>junit</groupId>
            <artifactId>junit</artifactId>
            <version>4.8.1</version>
            <scope>test</scope>
        </dependency>
    </dependencies>
    <build>
        <plugins>
            <plugin>
                <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
                <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
                <configuration>
                    <source>1.5</source>
                    <target>1.5</target>
                </configuration>
            </plugin>
        </plugins>
    </build>
</project>

ClassUnderTest.java:

public class ClassUnderTest {

    public int functionUnderTest(int n) {
        return n;
    }

}

ClassUnderTestTests.java:

import org.junit.Assert;
import org.junit.Before;
import org.junit.Test;

public class ClassUnderTestTests {

    private ClassUnderTest o;

    @Before
    public void setUp() {
        o = new ClassUnderTest();
    }

    @Test
    public void testFunctionUnderTest_testCase1() {
        Assert.assertEquals(1, o.functionUnderTest(1));
    }

    @Test
    public void testFunctionUnderTest_testCase2() {
        Assert.assertEquals(2, o.functionUnderTest(2));
    }
}

End of mvn -X test:

[DEBUG] Configuring mojo org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-surefire-plugin:2.7.1:test from plugin realm ClassRealm[plugin>org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-surefire-plugin:2.7.1, parent: [email protected]]
[DEBUG] Configuring mojo 'org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-surefire-plugin:2.7.1:test' with basic configurator -->
[DEBUG]   (s) basedir = /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program
[DEBUG]   (s) childDelegation = false
[DEBUG]   (s) classesDirectory = /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/target/classes
[DEBUG]   (s) disableXmlReport = false
[DEBUG]   (s) enableAssertions = true
[DEBUG]   (s) forkMode = once
[DEBUG]   (s) junitArtifactName = junit:junit
[DEBUG]   (s) localRepository =        id: local
      url: file:///Users/aaron/.m2/repository/
   layout: none

[DEBUG]   (f) parallelMavenExecution = false
[DEBUG]   (s) pluginArtifactMap = {org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-surefire-plugin=org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-surefire-plugin:maven-plugin:2.7.1:, org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-booter=org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-booter:jar:2.7.1:compile, org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-api=org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-api:jar:2.7.1:compile, org.apache.maven.surefire:maven-surefire-common=org.apache.maven.surefire:maven-surefire-common:jar:2.7.1:compile, org.apache.maven.shared:maven-common-artifact-filters=org.apache.maven.shared:maven-common-artifact-filters:jar:1.3:compile, org.codehaus.plexus:plexus-utils=org.codehaus.plexus:plexus-utils:jar:2.0.5:compile, junit:junit=junit:junit:jar:3.8.1:compile, org.apache.maven.reporting:maven-reporting-api=org.apache.maven.reporting:maven-reporting-api:jar:2.0.9:compile}
[DEBUG]   (s) printSummary = true
[DEBUG]   (s) project = MavenProject: my_group:my_program:1.0-SNAPSHOT @ /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/pom.xml
[DEBUG]   (s) projectArtifactMap = {junit:junit=junit:junit:jar:4.8.1:test}
[DEBUG]   (s) redirectTestOutputToFile = false
[DEBUG]   (s) remoteRepositories = [       id: central
      url: http://repo1.maven.org/maven2
   layout: default
snapshots: [enabled => false, update => daily]
 releases: [enabled => true, update => never]
]
[DEBUG]   (s) reportFormat = brief
[DEBUG]   (s) reportsDirectory = /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/target/surefire-reports
[DEBUG]   (s) session = [email protected]
[DEBUG]   (s) skip = false
[DEBUG]   (s) skipTests = false
[DEBUG]   (s) testClassesDirectory = /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/target/test-classes
[DEBUG]   (s) testFailureIgnore = false
[DEBUG]   (s) testNGArtifactName = org.testng:testng
[DEBUG]   (s) testSourceDirectory = /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/src/test/java
[DEBUG]   (s) trimStackTrace = true
[DEBUG]   (s) useFile = true
[DEBUG]   (s) useManifestOnlyJar = true
[DEBUG]   (s) workingDirectory = /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program
[DEBUG] -- end configuration --
[INFO] Surefire report directory: /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/target/surefire-reports
[DEBUG] Setting system property [user.dir]=[/Users/aaron/Programs/my_program]
[DEBUG] Setting system property [localRepository]=[/Users/aaron/.m2/repository]
[DEBUG] Setting system property [basedir]=[/Users/aaron/Programs/my_program]
[DEBUG] Using JVM: /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java
[DEBUG] Using manager EnhancedLocalRepositoryManager with priority 10 for /Users/aaron/.m2/repository
[DEBUG] dummy:dummy:jar:1.0 (selected for null)
[DEBUG]   org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-booter:jar:2.7.1:compile (selected for compile)
[DEBUG]     org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-api:jar:2.7.1:compile (selected for compile)
[DEBUG] Adding to surefire booter test classpath: /Users/aaron/.m2/repository/org/apache/maven/surefire/surefire-booter/2.7.1/surefire-booter-2.7.1.jar Scope: compile
[DEBUG] Adding to surefire booter test classpath: /Users/aaron/.m2/repository/org/apache/maven/surefire/surefire-api/2.7.1/surefire-api-2.7.1.jar Scope: compile
[DEBUG] Using manager EnhancedLocalRepositoryManager with priority 10 for /Users/aaron/.m2/repository
[DEBUG] dummy:dummy:jar:1.0 (selected for null)
[DEBUG]   org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-junit4:jar:2.7.1:test (selected for test)
[DEBUG]     org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-api:jar:2.7.1:test (selected for test)
[DEBUG] Adding to surefire test classpath: /Users/aaron/.m2/repository/org/apache/maven/surefire/surefire-junit4/2.7.1/surefire-junit4-2.7.1.jar Scope: test
[DEBUG] Adding to surefire test classpath: /Users/aaron/.m2/repository/org/apache/maven/surefire/surefire-api/2.7.1/surefire-api-2.7.1.jar Scope: test
[DEBUG] Test Classpath :
[DEBUG]   /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/target/test-classes
[DEBUG]   /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/target/classes
[DEBUG]   /Users/aaron/.m2/repository/junit/junit/4.8.1/junit-4.8.1.jar
[DEBUG] Using manager EnhancedLocalRepositoryManager with priority 10 for /Users/aaron/.m2/repository
[DEBUG] dummy:dummy:jar:1.0 (selected for null)
[DEBUG]   org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-booter:jar:2.7.1:compile (selected for compile)
[DEBUG]     org.apache.maven.surefire:surefire-api:jar:2.7.1:compile (selected for compile)
[DEBUG] Adding to surefire booter test classpath: /Users/aaron/.m2/repository/org/apache/maven/surefire/surefire-booter/2.7.1/surefire-booter-2.7.1.jar Scope: compile
[DEBUG] Adding to surefire booter test classpath: /Users/aaron/.m2/repository/org/apache/maven/surefire/surefire-api/2.7.1/surefire-api-2.7.1.jar Scope: compile
Forking command line: /bin/sh -c cd /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program && /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java -jar /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/target/surefire/surefirebooter6118081963679415631.jar /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/target/surefire/surefire4887918564882595612tmp /Users/aaron/Programs/my_program/target/surefire/surefire9012255138269731406tmp

-------------------------------------------------------
 T E S T S
-------------------------------------------------------
There are no tests to run.

Results :

Tests run: 0, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0

[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] BUILD SUCCESS
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Total time: 2.089s
[INFO] Finished at: Mon May 30 12:03:09 EDT 2011
[INFO] Final Memory: 7M/62M
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Answers:

By default Maven uses the following naming conventions when looking for tests to run:

  • Test*
  • *Test
  • *TestCase

Your test class doesn’t follow these conventions. You should rename it or configure Maven Surefire Plugin to use another pattern for test classes.

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I also found that the unit test code should put under the test folder, it can not be recognized as test class if you put it under the main folder.
eg.

Wrong

/my_program/src/main/java/NotTest.java

Right

/my_program/src/test/java/MyTest.java

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Another thing that can cause Maven to not find the tests if if the module’s packaging is not declared correctly.

In a recent case, someone had <packaging>pom</packaging> and my tests never ran. I changed it to <packaging>jar</packaging> and now it works fine.

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Also, check if your test classes directory (e.g. src/test/java) corresponds to directory listed in property <testSourceDirectory> in your pom.xml under <build> property. Took me a while to find that.

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Check that (for jUnit – 4.12 and Eclipse surefire plugin)

  1. Add required jUnit version in POM.xml in dependencies. Do Maven -> Update project to see required jars exported in project.
  2. Test class is under the folder src/test/java and subdirectories of this folder (or base folder can be specified in POM in config testSourceDirectory). Name of the class should have tailng word ‘Test’.
  3. Test Method in the test class should have annotation @Test
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If you have a shared Java / Groovy application and all you have are Groovy unit tests, then Maven won’t find any tests. This can be fixed by adding one unit test under src/test/java.

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Discovered if you prefix a test with ‘Abstract’ it will be ignored by default aswell.

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Maven will not run your tests if the project has <packaging>pom</packaging>

You need to set the packaging to jar (or some other java artefact type) for the tests to run: <packaging>jar</packaging>

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I also had similar issue, after exploring found that testng dependency is causing this issue. After removing the testng dependency from pom (as I dont need it anymore), it started to work fine for me.

    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.testng</groupId>
        <artifactId>testng</artifactId>
        <version>6.8</version>
        <scope>test</scope>
    </dependency>

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Another reason for not running the test cases happened to me – I had a property named “test” for completely different purposes, but it interfered with the surefire plugin. Thus, please check your POMs for:

<properties>
  <test>.... </test>
  ...
</properties>

and remove it.

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junitArtifactName might also be the case if the JUnit in use isn’t the standard (junit:junit) but for instance…

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.eclipse.orbit</groupId>
    <artifactId>org.junit</artifactId>
    <version>4.11.0</version>
    <type>bundle</type>
    <scope>test</scope>
</dependency>