Troubleshooting and Debugging¶
This page contains a few tips to help you figure out what’s wrong when Scribe seems to be malfunctioning.
Update your installation¶
First off, try updating your installed Scribe version. Maybe your problem is due to a bug we’ve fixed in a newer release. You can see a list of releases and major changes on the changelog.
- To find the exact installed version, run
composer show knuckleswtf/scribe
- To update to the latest version, run
composer update knuckleswtf/scribe.
- To update to a specific version (example: 1.4.1), run
composer update knuckleswtf/scribe:1.4.1.
Increase the verbosity¶
By default, Scribe will try to keep going until it processes all routes and generates your docs. If it encounters any problems while processing a route (such as a missing
@responseFile, or some invalid configuration leading to an exception being thrown), it will output a warning and the exception message, then move on to the next route.
If you need to see the full stack trace, you can run the command again with the
--verbose flag. This will also output debug messages (such as the path Scribe takes in instantiating a model).
Turn on debug mode for your app¶
Sometimes you may see a 500
null response shown in the generated examples. This is usually because an error occurred within your application during a response call. The quickest way to debug this is by setting
true in your
response_calls.config section in your
scribe.php file. Alternatively, you can set
APP_DEBUG=true in your
.env.docs file and run the command with
Clear any cached Laravel config¶
Sometimes Laravel caches config files, and this may lead to Scribe failing with an error about a null
DocumentationConfig. To fix this, clear the config cache by running
php artisan config:clear.
Make sure you aren’t matching
Routes defined in Laravel’s web.php typically have the
web middleware, leading to strange behaviour, so make sure you’ve correctly specified the routes to be matched in your config file. See this GitHub issue.
Clear previously generated docs¶
Sometimes you may run into conflicts if you switch from one output type to another. While we try to prevent this happening, we don’t guarantee it. In such cases, please try clearing the old docs generated from your previous run (
laravel would be in
static would be in
public/docs) and then running again. We recommend copying these out to a different location, just to be safe.
Be sure you’re accessing your docs correctly¶
laravel type docs, you should always start your server and visit /docs (or wherever you set as your
static type, you should always open the
index.html file diretly (located in
public/docs or wherever you set as your