Bamboo Specs troubleshooting

We've gathered answers to the most common problems with Bamboo Specs.

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I committed Bamboo Specs but nothing happened

This may happen for a number of reasons. Here's how to resolve this problem:

Bamboo Specs compilation fails

In case the compilation fails during the first execution of Bamboo Specs, no plans or deployment projects are created or updated. As a consequence, Bamboo is unable to associate the Bamboo Specs with any plan, so you won't find an error log in any of the existing plans.

In case compilation fails not the first time, you can find the Specs execution error on the build results page for the related plans.

In both cases, a committer of the change will receive an email with details of the error.

Compilation may fail due to errors in the source code or because the pom.xml file has been sanitized by Bamboo.

Errors in the source code

Check out the repository on your computer and build it yourself (use the mvn compile command or import it into your IDE) to locate the error. These are usually typos in the code, wrong project dependencies, or an outdated parent pom.xml version.

The pom.xml file has been sanitized by Bamboo

By default, Bamboo Specs are executed using the default <BAMBOO_INSTALL_DIR>/atlassian-bamboo/WEB-INF/classes/bamboo-specs-pom.xml file. If you've added extra dependencies to the pom.xml file in your Bamboo Specs project, Bamboo will copy those dependencies to the default file and skip all other tags. Additionally, Bamboo prints the content of the effective pom.xml file to the Specs execution log for troubleshooting.

However, even if your Bamboo Specs project compiles and runs correctly on your computer, it may fail in Bamboo. If that's the case, make sure that:

  • you're not using any extra plugins and you're not relying on executing tests; it's enough to compile your project using maven-resources-plugin and maven-compiler-plugin only
  • your pom.xml inherits from com.atlassian.bamboo:bamboo-specs-parent

Furthermore, you can disable the sanitization of the pom.xml file by setting the following system property:


Learn how to configure system properties

Bamboo Specs compilation succeeded but the log shows that not everything was built

The repository-stored Bamboo Specs feature requires that your project in the /bamboo-specs directory consists of only one Maven module. We don't support multi-module builds. So in case you put some Bamboo Specs classes in sub-modules of bamboo-specs, they simply won't be built.

Bamboo Specs fail to import configuration

The committer of the change will receive an email with details of the error. You can also look for Specs execution errors on the build results page of the related plan or plans. The most typical reasons are:

Insufficient permissions

Make sure that Bamboo Specs has access to projects or deployment projects you want to modify. It applies also to dependent projects, for instance:

  • child plans triggered after a build - see plan's dependencies section, 
  • artifacts downloaded from a plan from another project.

Validation errors

Bamboo validates your plan configuration for correctness. It reports an error if any constraint is violated, such as an invalid project key, a reference to a non-existing repository or plan, etc.

Incompatible versions

The Bamboo Specs version in your pom.xml needs to match the Bamboo Server version of Bamboo Specs. If an error occurs, update your pom.xml Bamboo Specs version.

The repository in which you defined a plan has no permissions to access a project

  1. Go to cogwheel icon > Build resources > Linked repositories.
  2. Select your repository.
  3. Select the Bamboo Specs tab.
  4. Copy the webhook URL.
  5. In the repository you want to use for storing Bamboo Specs, go to your repository settings. 
  6. Find webhook-specific configuration. 
  7. Paste in the URL Bamboo provided you with.

A webhook to allow your repository to communicate with Bamboo isn't set up

  1. From the Bamboo header select Projects, and find your project.
  2. Select Project settings > Bamboo Specs repositories
  3. Select your repository and select Add.
  4. Go to the settings of the repository you want to use for storying Bamboo Specs.
  5. Find webhook-specific configuration. 
  6. Paste in the URL Bamboo provided you with.

Bamboo can't connect to Docker to execute Bamboo Specs

Make sure that Docker is running. Alternatively, disable Bamboo Specs processing in Docker security settings, see Repository-stored Bamboo Specs security.

最終更新日 2022 年 7 月 22 日


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