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Test with Solr

If your tests require a running solr instance, you will need to configure and boot solr before they run in CircleCI.

The Easy Way

In some cases, we can start solr automatically. In particular, if you’re using ruby and the sunspot_solr gem, we’ll run rake sunspot:solr:start by default, and it should Just Work.

The Hard Way

Even if we aren’t able to do things automatically, solr 4.3.1 is installed on your build system. It will need to be configured with your schema.xml, and booted via circle.yml. Here’s an example of how to do so:

database:
  post:
    - cp -R /opt/solr-4.3.1 $HOME/solr
    - cp config/schema.xml $HOME/solr/example/solr/collection1/conf
    # optional: - cp config/solrconfig.xml $HOME/solr/example/solr/collection1/conf
    - cd $HOME/solr/example; java -jar start.jar >> $HOME/solr.log:
        background: true

This configuration does three things. You may need to fine-tune the exact commands to match your needs, but they should:

  1. Copy a skeletal solr installation from /opt/solr-4.3.1 into your home directory.

  2. Copy your configuration (schema.xml at least, and solrconfig.xml if you need it) into place.

  3. Launch solr as a background process.

Solr, when started this way, will be running under http://localhost:8983/solr/, and logging to $HOME/solr.log.