Firebase deployment error - make test error



I have a simple config for CI deployment and yet it fails to deploy every time. Here is my config:

language: node_js
  - "8"
  - "iojs"
  - npm install -g firebase-tools
  - firebase deploy -m "build $TRAVIS_BUILD_NUMBER $TRAVIS_BRANCH/$COMMIT_HASH" --non-interactive --token $FIREBASE_TOKEN

and my build output is as follow:

Setting environment variables from repository settings

$ export FIREBASE_TOKEN=[secure]


2.65s$ nvm install 8

Downloading and installing node v8.14.0...


Computing checksum with sha256sum

Checksums matched!

Now using node v8.14.0 (npm v6.4.1)

$ node --version


$ npm --version


$ nvm --version



17.17s$ npm install -g firebase-tools

/home/travis/.nvm/versions/node/v8.14.0/bin/firebase -> /home/travis/.nvm/versions/node/v8.14.0/lib/node_modules/firebase-tools/lib/bin/firebase.js

> @google-cloud/functions-emulator@1.0.0-beta.5 postinstall /home/travis/.nvm/versions/node/v8.14.0/lib/node_modules/firebase-tools/node_modules/@google-cloud/functions-emulator

> node scripts/upgrade-warning

If you're using the Emulator via the Firebase CLI, you can

disregard this message.

If you're upgrading @google-cloud/functions-emulator, these

are the recommended upgrade steps:

1. Stop the currently running emulator, if any:

functions stop

2. Uninstall the current emulator, if any:

npm uninstall -g @google-cloud/functions-emulator

3. Install the new version of the emulator:

npm install -g @google-cloud/functions-emulator

If you have trouble after upgrading, try deleting the config

directory found in:


Then restart the emulator. You can also check for any renegade

Node.js emulator processes that may need to be killed:

ps aux | grep node

+ firebase-tools@6.1.2

added 537 packages from 268 contributors in 16.748s

0.01s$ make test

make: *** No rule to make target `test'. Stop.

The command "make test" exited with 2.

Done. Your build exited with 1.

I am not sure why make test command fails and why is it included and running which is not part of my deployment script

So I have tried to follow the steps as mentioned in travis ci for firebase

  provider: firebase
    secure: $FIREBASE_TOKEN

and even that gave me errors:

Setting environment variables from repository settings

$ export FIREBASE_TOKEN=[secure]


4.08s$ rvm use default

Using /home/travis/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.4.1

** Updating RubyGems to the latest version for security reasons. **

** If you need an older version, you can downgrade with 'gem update --system OLD_VERSION'. **


$ ruby --version

ruby 2.4.1p111 (2017-03-22 revision 58053) [x86_64-linux]

$ rvm --version

rvm 1.29.3 (latest) by Michal Papis, Piotr Kuczynski, Wayne E. Seguin []

$ bundle --version

Bundler version 1.16.6

$ gem --version


No Gemfile found, skipping bundle install

0.16s$ rake

rake aborted!

No Rakefile found (looking for: rakefile, Rakefile, rakefile.rb, Rakefile.rb)

/home/travis/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.4.1@global/gems/rake-12.3.0/exe/rake:27:in `<top (required)>'

(See full trace by running task with --trace)

The command "rake" exited with 1.

Done. Your build exited with 1.


It is really silly but rake test is called because I didn’t add package.json to my app root. You can check the issue here: