Bug 734475 - selenium-server BASE_JARS do not include org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64
Summary: selenium-server BASE_JARS do not include org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selenium-core
Version: 14
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lubomir Rintel
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-30 14:20 UTC by Tim Coote
Modified: 2012-08-16 14:02 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 14:02:12 UTC

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Description Tim Coote 2011-08-30 14:20:42 UTC
Description of problem:
The default selenium-server set up cannot find the Base64 encoder, which it requires for screen capture functionality (see line 3 here: http://bit.ly/o8peWG).

The workaround that I've used is to add a ~/.selenium-serverrc of one line:
BASE_JARS="$BASE_JARS apache-commons-codec.jar"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install selenium-server and run selenium-server in a terminal window
2. from another terminal run a test against selenium-server that calls CaptureScreenshotToStringCommand (I'm actually using robotframework to do this).
3. screenshot should be captured into a file in the current directory
Actual results:
At stage 2, a Warning is produced:
POST /selenium-server/driver /HTTP/1.1
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/commons/codec/binary/Base64

Expected results:
A Base64 encoding of a screenshot should be dumped into a file.

Additional info:
I can provide a simple script for running the robotframework test, but figured that there ought to be some regression test for selenium-server that I'm not familiar with that ought to throw this error, and there wouldn't be much point in asking the fedora team to learn a new tool. I think that there's enough info here to easily reproduce, the bug, but feel free to prod me if you think that I've been too lazy.

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