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  2. JENKINS-63168

PowerShell Script Runs Fail (nullPointerException)

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      Jenkins 2.249

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      I have for some time had my builds all run the following PowerShell command:

      if (!(Invoke-Command -computername serverName {rename-item -path C:\fileToBeRenamed -newname C:\renamedFile -ErrorAction Stop; Return $? })) { $LASTEXITCODE = 1 }

      In versions prior to 2.248, the script executes successfully, and after a reversion to 2.245, the script still executes successfully.

      Here is the error when it attempted to run the PowerShell script in 2.248. The script did not execute (as in, it did not perform the rename as intended.)

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\workspace\app>exit 0
      ERROR: Build step failed with exception
      java.lang.NullPointerException
      at java.util.ArrayList.<init>(Unknown Source)
      at hudson.tasks.CommandInterpreter.buildEnvVarsFilterRules(CommandInterpreter.java:79)
      at hudson.Launcher.prepareFilterRules(Launcher.java:123)
      at hudson.tasks.CommandInterpreter.perform(CommandInterpreter.java:133)
      at hudson.tasks.CommandInterpreter.perform(CommandInterpreter.java:90)
      at hudson.tasks.BuildStepMonitor$1.perform(BuildStepMonitor.java:20)
      at hudson.model.AbstractBuild$AbstractBuildExecution.perform(AbstractBuild.java:741)
      at hudson.model.Build$BuildExecution.build(Build.java:206)
      at hudson.model.Build$BuildExecution.doRun(Build.java:163)
      at hudson.model.AbstractBuild$AbstractBuildExecution.run(AbstractBuild.java:504)
      at hudson.model.Run.execute(Run.java:1880)
      at hudson.model.FreeStyleBuild.run(FreeStyleBuild.java:43)
      at hudson.model.ResourceController.execute(ResourceController.java:97)
      at hudson.model.Executor.run(Executor.java:428)
      Build step 'PowerShell' marked build as failure
      Finished: FAILURE

      This requires a downgrade to 2.245.

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            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment -

            No worries, 3456 is obvious noise. We've learned to live this that

            But 12 votes for this issue in short period of time indicates 1 person who really doesn't like this issue more than it does 12 people. As this is a very basic script nobody's bothered to add spam protection.

            Tentatively I'd say an out of order release is not yet needed.

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            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment - No worries, 3456 is obvious noise. We've learned to live this that But 12 votes for this issue in short period of time indicates 1 person who really doesn't like this issue more than it does 12 people. As this is a very basic script nobody's bothered to add spam protection. Tentatively I'd say an out of order release is not yet needed.
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            kaseykrehbiel Kasey Krehbiel added a comment -

            It might help to at least put a note on the current release notes for those who, like me, would look at the changelog before upgrading. They could at least get the heads up to wait for the next release so they don't experience an outage.

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            kaseykrehbiel Kasey Krehbiel added a comment - It might help to at least put a note on the current release notes for those who, like me, would look at the changelog before upgrading. They could at least get the heads up to wait for the next release so they don't experience an outage.
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            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment -

            To a certain extent, that's what the changelog weather is for. While we can do banners, I'm skeptical of their long-term use for redundantly highlighting problems indicated by the weather icons, as we've had fluctuations in contributor activity in the past, so if nobody's around to maintain banners, people will think everything is fine because there's no banner.

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            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment - To a certain extent, that's what the changelog weather is for. While we can do banners, I'm skeptical of their long-term use for redundantly highlighting problems indicated by the weather icons, as we've had fluctuations in contributor activity in the past, so if nobody's around to maintain banners, people will think everything is fine because there's no banner.
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            oleg_nenashev Oleg Nenashev added a comment -
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            oleg_nenashev Oleg Nenashev added a comment - https://www.jenkins.io/changelog/#v2.249  was released
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            kaseykrehbiel Kasey Krehbiel added a comment -

            I updated to 2.249 and can confirm this issue is resolved by that revision. Thanks again guys - that was amazingly fast!!!

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            kaseykrehbiel Kasey Krehbiel added a comment - I updated to 2.249 and can confirm this issue is resolved by that revision. Thanks again guys - that was amazingly fast!!!

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                danielbeck Daniel Beck
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                kaseykrehbiel Kasey Krehbiel
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