Optimus doctor command fails throwing “Cannot find linux brew, install it manally from ‘http://linuxbrew.sh/’ update and try again”?

Please check if your machine is installed with linuxbrew as below Install brew by using

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Linuxbrew/install/master/install)"

Edit your ~/.bash_profile to add ~/.linuxbrew/bin to your PATH:

echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.linuxbrew/bin:$PATH"' >>~/.bash_profile

Use doctor to Verify if you system is ready for using Optimus

optimus doctor 

How to get app package and launch activity?

Use below commands to get

  • Package name
    aapt dump badging /path/to/apk | grep package:\ name
  • Launchable Activity
    aapt dump badging /path/to/apk  | grep launchable-activity:\ name

How to install NPM on Linux platform?

Do not install nodejs through apt-get, which will need sudo rights and appium will not work if node is installed as sudo user. If you have already installed remove it using

sudo apt-get remove nodejs

sudo apt-get remove npm

Download latest nodejs linux binaries form nodeJS

Extract into a folder that doesn’t need sudo rights to access, for example your home folder.

tar -xvf <downloaded_binary_tar.gz>

Add the following line to your ~/.bashrc file.

export PATH=$PATH:<full_path_of_the_extracted_node_folder>/bin

Open a now terminal and do

npm install -g optimus-cli

Once Optimus-Cli gets downloaded, verify using

optimus version
$ 1.5.2

aapt is not found, when trying to get app package name and launchable activity

Check whether the following paths are added to your .bash_profile

  export ANDROID_HOME=/path/to/android-sdk
  export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools:$PATH
  export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/tools:$PATH
  export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/build-tools/25.0.2:$PATH

My Scenario runs fine using gradle command but fails when running it from IntelliJ runner.

When running a scenario using IntelliJ runner you have to pass below parameters as part of VM Options and run the gradle task optimusSetup before running the scenario.

-DtestFeed = <your-testfeed-name>
-DrunMode = <Fragmentation/Distribution>

Cannot run mongod as it cannot find /Data/db folder.

If you have installed mongodb using optimus doctor command. You will have to manually create /Data/db folder.

Here is how you do it in terminal

sudo mkdir -p /Data/db
sudo chmod 777 /Data/db

try running mongod command in your terminal now, mongo instance should be up and running on port 27017

Unable to use xcodebuild or xcode is not detecting.

  1. (Re) Install Xcode.
  2. Point xcode-select to the Xcode Developer Directory(by default Applications folder) using the following command:
    sudo xcode-select -switch /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer

How to Run or Debug features from intellij

In order to run a feature file or a particular scenario from IntelliJ, you need to perform some basic steps, which are as follows:

  1. Launch IntelliJ via Terminal/Command Line IntelliJ Configuration to launch it from command line

  2. After opening IntelliJ and select Run/Debug Configuration and select Edit Configurations...

  3. Now Select Defaults from the Run/Debug Configuration window and choose Cucumber Java

  4. On right-hand side in Before Launch section add a new configuration by clicking on it and selecting Run Gradle Task

  5. In Select Gradle Task select a Gradle project (current project) and on Tasks type spinServices and click OK

  6. Now create one more Gradle Task -> In Select Gradle Task select a Gradle project (current project) and on Tasks type optimusSetup and add a VM option for this gradle task. -DtestFeed="Name of your json file/Test feed fileName" and click OK

  7. Check the Gradle Tasks order, first spinServices and then optimusSetup. If this is not in the order re-arrange it

  8. Next on Run/Debug Configuration windows provide Glue as steps and VM Options as
    -DtestFeed="Name of your json file/Test feed fileName" -DrunMode="Fragmentation/Distribution"