I have two Contracts - a contract with a single constructor argument (ContractB), and a launcher that deploys new instances (Launcher).

Using Truffle for testing how can I link the contracts without deploying contract B, given that contract B will return an error if deployed without prams

Error: ContractB contract constructor expected 1 arguments, received 0

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var Launcher = artifacts.require("./Launcher.sol");
var ContractB = artifacts.require("./ContractB.sol");

module.exports = function(deployer) {
  deployer.link(ContractB, Launcher);

Test File

var Launcher = artifacts.require("./Launcher.sol");

contract('Launcher', function(accounts) {
  it("Launcher Deploy", function() {
    return Launcher.deployed().then(function(instance) {


pragma solidity ^0.4.18;

import "./ContractB.sol";

contract launcher {

    function launch() public returns(address) {
        ContractB contractLocation = new ContractB(msg.sender);


pragma solidity ^0.4.18;

contract ContractB {
    address public owner;
    constructor(address addr) public {
    owner = addr;

    function get() public view returns(address) {

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You don't deploy ContractB with migrations.

You should use a migration to deploy Launcher. There is no need to deploy ContractB because that's Launcher's job.

Couple of things to watch out for:

  • Hi Rob, Thank you for your answer but I was hoping we could keep the answer focused on truffle deployment rather than solidity code improvement Aug 17 '18 at 7:41
  • Consider rephrasing the question. It's unclear if you are focused on deployment or testing. Aug 17 '18 at 14:57
  • Done, hope it helps others ) Aug 18 '18 at 10:16

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