How to config Bitbucket Pipelines for Symfony 4

If you are working with the latest version of Symfony and you are using Bitbucket for your repository, you should be using the Pipelines feature.

Basically, Bitbucket Pipelines allows you to automate your tests and deployments. Every commit pushed to the repository will trigger automatically the scripts you have added to your pipelines.

The main problem to solve is that you need to setup a specific environment to run your test and to execute some scripts. For example, install dependencies using Composer, run PHPUnit tests with the PHP version you have in your production server, ...

I have created a Docker Image already uploaded to Docker Hub ready to use. You can see here the details.

FROM ubuntu:18.04

MAINTAINER Miguel Ángel Martín <>

# Set environment variables
ENV HOME /root

# MySQL root password

# Cloudflare DNS
RUN echo "nameserver" | tee /etc/resolv.conf > /dev/null

# Install packages
RUN DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get update && \
    DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get upgrade -y && \
    DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get dist-upgrade -y && \
    DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -y \
    git \
    unzip \
    mcrypt \
    wget \
    curl \
    openssl \
    ssh \
    locales \
    less \
    composer \
    sudo \
    mysql-server \
    npm \
    php-pear php7.2-mysql php7.2-zip php7.2-xml php7.2-mbstring php7.2-curl php7.2-json php7.2-pdo php7.2-tokenizer php7.2-cli php7.2-imap php7.2-intl php7.2-gd php7.2-xdebug php7.2-soap \
    apache2 libapache2-mod-php7.2 php7.2-bcmath php7.2-sockets \
    --no-install-recommends && \
    apt-get clean -y && \
    apt-get autoremove -y && \
    apt-get autoclean -y && \
    rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/* /tmp/* /var/tmp/* && \
    rm /var/lib/mysql/ib_logfile*

# Ensure UTF-8
ENV LANG       en_US.UTF-8
ENV LC_ALL     en_US.UTF-8
RUN locale-gen en_US.UTF-8

# Timezone & memory limit
RUN echo "date.timezone=Europe/Berlin" > /etc/php/7.2/cli/conf.d/date_timezone.ini && echo "memory_limit=1G" >> /etc/php/7.2/apache2/php.ini

# Goto temporary directory.

So the only thing you have to do is to have to enable Bitbucket Pipelines and add the file bitbucket-pipelines.yml to the root of your project with your own scripts and that's it.

image: cromattica/ubuntu-php72



      - step:
            - composer
          deployment: production
            - composer install --no-interaction --no-progress --prefer-dist
            - ./vendor/bin/simple-phpunit
            # Your deployment scrips...

      image: mysql:5.7
        MYSQL_DATABASE: test
        MYSQL_USER: test
        MYSQL_PASSWORD: test

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Happy Coding!

Miguel Ángel Martín

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