If end-to-end tests fail, it can be very helpful to see what is happening in your browser when it fails. For example, if tests don’t run at all, the test framework might be trying to open a URL that isn’t valid on your machine. This problem becomes clearer if you see the page fail in the browser.
To make the test framework show the browser as it runs the tests,
WEBDRIVER_HEADLESS=false. For example:
cd gitlab/qa WEBDRIVER_HEADLESS=false bundle exec bin/qa Test::Instance::All http://localhost:3000
Sometimes a test might fail and the failure stack trace doesn’t provide enough
information to determine what went wrong. You can get more information by enabling
debug logs by setting
QA_DEBUG=true, to see what the test framework is attempting.
cd gitlab/qa QA_DEBUG=true bundle exec bin/qa Test::Instance::All http://localhost:3000
The test framework then outputs many logs showing the actions taken during the tests:
[date=2022-03-31 23:19:47 from=QA Tests] INFO -- Starting test: Create Merge request creation from fork can merge feature branch fork to mainline [date=2022-03-31 23:19:49 from=QA Tests] DEBUG -- has_element? :login_page (wait: 0) returned: true [date=2022-03-31 23:19:52 from=QA Tests] DEBUG -- filling :login_field with "root" [date=2022-03-31 23:19:52 from=QA Tests] DEBUG -- filling :password_field with "*****" [date=2022-03-31 23:19:52 from=QA Tests] DEBUG -- clicking :sign_in_button
This section assumes you’re running the tests locally (such as the GDK) and you’re doing
so from the
gitlab/qa/ folder, not from
gitlab-qa. For example, if you receive a
Net::ReadTimeout error, the browser might be unable to load the specified URL:
cd gitlab/qa bundle exec bin/qa Test::Instance::All http://localhost:3000 bundler: failed to load command: bin/qa (bin/qa) Net::ReadTimeout: Net::ReadTimeout with #<TCPSocket:(closed)>
This error can happen if GitLab runs on an address that does not resolve from
localhost. For example, if you set GDK’s
to a specific local IP address,
you must use that IP address instead of
localhost in the command.
For example, if your IP is
bundle exec bin/qa Test::Instance::All http://192.168.0.12:3000