4.2. Step - 00 : Installation of Cucumber for C/C++

The way we use Behave to run BDD tests with Python (BDD - Python), we use Cucumber CPP to run BDD Tests with C/C++

As a preparation step to play with BDD with C/C++, you will need to install few things up front.

  • Ruby

  • Bundler for Ruby:

    gem install bundler
  • Packages to use Cucumber CPP on an Ubuntu System:

    sudo apt-get install ruby-dev
    sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev
    sudo apt-get install libgmock-dev
    sudo apt-get install cmake-extras
  • Optionally, you can as well install:

    sudo apt-get install qtbase5-dev
    sudo apt-get install xvfb

4.2.1. Cucumber-CPP and it’s Ruby Dependencies.

  • Checkout the Cucumber-CPP first:

    git clone https://github.com/cucumber/cucumber-cpp.git
  • Go to checkout directory, so that you can refer to Gem File:

    cd cucumber-cpp
  • Install Dependencies. Do not run this as SUDO. Run as a normal command only:

    bundle install
  • For future use, checkout sub modules:

    git submodule init
    git submodule update
  • On Ubuntu (and similar linux systems) install Cucumber-CPP: Go to checkout directory, to compile Cucumber-CPP with CMake:

    cd cucumber-cpp
    cmake -S . -B ../_cucumber-cpp_build
  • Optionally, you can just build without anything extra:

    cd cucumber-cpp
    cmake -S . -B \
          ../_cucumber-cpp_build_minimal \
          -DCUKE_ENABLE_QT=OFF \
          -DCUKE_TESTS_E2E=OFF \
    cd ../_cucumber-cpp_build_minimal
    make all -j
  • Install the cucumber libs with sudo into the system:

    sudo make install -j