Noel Yap Noel Yap - 6 months ago 91
Java Question

Getting "NoSuchMethodError: org.hamcrest.Matcher.describeMismatch" when running test in IntelliJ 10.5

I'm using JUnit-dep 4.10 and Hamcrest 1.3.RC2.

I've created a custom matcher that looks like the following:

public static class MyMatcher extends TypeSafeMatcher<String> {
@Override
protected boolean matchesSafely(String s) {
/* implementation */
}

@Override
public void describeTo(Description description) {
/* implementation */
}

@Override
protected void describeMismatchSafely(String item, Description mismatchDescription) {

/* implementation */
}
}


It works perfectly fine when run from the command line using Ant. But when run from IntelliJ, it fails with:

java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.hamcrest.Matcher.describeMismatch(Ljava/lang/Object;Lorg/hamcrest/Description;)V
at org.hamcrest.MatcherAssert.assertThat(MatcherAssert.java:18)
at org.hamcrest.MatcherAssert.assertThat(MatcherAssert.java:8)
at com.netflix.build.MyTest.testmyStuff(MyTest.java:40)


My guess is that it's using the wrong hamcrest.MatcherAssert. How do I find which hamcrest.MatcherAssert it's using (ie which jar file it's using for hamcrest.MatcherAssert)? AFAICT, the only hamcrest jars in my classpath is 1.3.RC2.

Is IntelliJ IDEA using it's own copy of JUnit or Hamcrest?

How do I output the runtime CLASSPATH that IntelliJ is using?

Answer

The problem was that the wrong hamcrest.Matcher, not hamcrest.MatcherAssert, class was being used. That was being pulled in from a junit-4.8 dependency one of my dependencies was specifying.

To see what dependencies (and versions) are included from what source while testing, run:

mvn dependency:tree -Dscope=test
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