Docker Katalon - Invalid argument: Cannot find project '/tmp/katalon_execute/project'.


Operating System: Windows 10 w/ Windows Subsystem for Linux

Katalon Studio Version: docker-images v6.1.4

Katalon Studio Logs

+ echo 'Starting Katalon Studio'
Starting Katalon Studio
+ cat /katalon/version
Google Chrome 74.0.3729.131
Mozilla Firefox 66.0.3
Katalon Studio 6.2.0
++ pwd
+ current_dir=/
+ workspace_dir=/tmp/katalon_execute/workspace
+ mkdir -p /tmp/katalon_execute/workspace
+ chmod -R 777 /tmp/katalon_execute/workspace
+ source_dir=/katalon/katalon/source
+ '[' -d /katalon/katalon/source ']'
+ project_dir=/tmp/katalon_execute/project
+ mkdir -p /tmp/katalon_execute/project
+ cp -r /katalon/katalon/source/report /tmp/katalon_execute/project
+ cd /tmp/katalon_execute/project
+ '[' -f /tmp/katalon_execute/project/build.gradle ']'
+ cd /
+ touch /tmp/katalon_execute/project/.classpath
+ chmod -R 777 /tmp/katalon_execute/project
+ rm -rf /tmp/katalon_execute/project/bin
+ rm -rf /tmp/katalon_execute/project/Libs
+ ls -la /tmp/katalon_execute/project
total 12
drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 4096 Jun 11 21:50 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jun 11 21:50 ..
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root    0 Jun 11 21:50 .classpath
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Jun 11 21:50 report
+ report_dir=/katalon/katalon/report
+ '[' -d /katalon/katalon/report ']'
+ report_dir=/katalon/katalon/source/report
+ mkdir -p /katalon/katalon/source/report
+ args=("$KATALON_KATALON_INSTALL_DIR/katalon" "$@")
+ args+=("-runMode=console")
+ args+=("-reportFolder=$report_dir")
+ args+=("-projectPath=$project_dir")
+ cd /tmp/katalon_execute/workspace
+ xvfb-run -s '-screen 0 1024x768x24' /opt/katalonstudio/katalon '-testSuitePath=Test Suites/Testbed' -browserType=Firefox -retry=0 -retryFailedTestCases=false -executionProfile=default --stop-timeout 60 --attach stdout --network testbed_idpnet -runMode=console -reportFolder=/katalon/katalon/source/report -projectPath=/tmp/katalon_execute/project
Katalon workspace folder is set to default location: /opt/katalonstudio/config
Starting Groovy-Eclipse compiler resolver.  Specified compiler level: unspecified
170 2.4.7.xx-201611170128-e46 = ACTIVE

INFO: Katalon Version: 6.2.0
INFO: Command-line arguments: -testSuitePath=Test Suites/Testbed -browserType=Firefox -retry=0 -retryFailedTestCases=false -executionProfile=default --stop-timeout 60 --attach stdout --network testbed_idpnet -runMode=console -reportFolder=/katalon/katalon/source/report -projectPath=/tmp/katalon_execute/project
INFO: User working dir: /tmp/katalon_execute/workspace
INFO: User home: /root
INFO: Java vendor: Oracle Corporation
INFO: Java version: 1.8.0_191
INFO: Local OS: Linux 64bit
INFO: CPU load: 81%
INFO: Total memory: 1980 MB
INFO: Free memory: 74 MB

Project path is a folder.
Examine file '.classpath'.
Examine folder 'report'.
Opening project file: /tmp/katalon_execute/project
Invalid argument: Cannot find project '/tmp/katalon_execute/project'.
+ ret_code=4
++ id -u
++ id -g
+ chown -R 0:0 /katalon/katalon/source/report
+ chmod -R 777 /katalon/katalon/source/report
+ ls /katalon/katalon/source/report
+ cd /
+ exit 4

Environment (for Web testing): Docker image

Steps to reproduce Following the instructions for the simple use case in the

docker run -t --rm -v "$(pwd)":/katalon/katalon/source katalonstudio/katalon -browserType="Chrome" -retry=0 -statusDelay=15 -testSuitePath="Test Suites/TS_RegressionTest"

Expected Behavior: Katalon tests run

Actual Behavior: Katalon throws an error

Additional Details


If I am reading the error output correctly, is attempting to use the project folder instead of the project file when running Katalon.

I believe that this can be resolved by adding a command along the lines of:

project_prj_file=$(find $project_dir -name "*.prj"

around line 27 and then changing the last part of building the command to:


I attempted to fork the project and correct it locally on my machine, but ran into a number of issues attempting to build the docker image (likely because I’m using WSL on Windows 10).


I extracted the file, added my suggested code changes above, and then re-added it to the container using an overlay with docker config create --template-driver golang katalon-execute ./katalon/ (and some other docker magic) and now it all works like a charm.

I’ve also reproduced everything on a VM running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS x86_64 so that increases my confidence that this is the root cause of the error.