Configure CircleCI with Karma test

December 22, 2014

The Problem

I was setting up continuous integration using CircleCI with karma test for Angular on Heroku. The test was working on a local host, but karam was not found on CircleCI:

Uh-oh, some tests have failed! Failing command: npm test Exit code: 1 Output: > karma start karma.conf.js

sh: 1: karma: not found npm ERR! Test failed. See above for more details. ((npm :test)) returned exit code 1

My Solution

Create or edit your circle.yml config file, add dependencies by using npm to install karma-cli globally, use bower to install angular as well as shown below:

dependencies: pre:

  • npm install -g karma-cli bower
  • bower install cache_directories:
  • ~/nvm

Originally published at on December 22, 2014.

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