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  • After upgrading Jenkins and Warnings, my projects no longer showed up. System log was pointing to the Warnings plugin, so I disabled it and they came back. I disabled the post-build trigger and reeanbled Warnings, which didn't cause a problem. However, when I tried to re-add the console output as a post-build step, nothing happens. Looking at the log, I get this output: {code} WARNING: Failed to evaluate the template closure org.apache.commons.jelly.JellyTagException: file:/srv/hudson/plugins/warnings/WEB-INF/classes/hudson/plugins/warnings/WarningsPublisher/config.jelly:4:124: <j:invokeStatic> Bad version number in .class file at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.handleException(TagScript.java:735) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:290) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.ScriptBlock.run(ScriptBlock.java:95) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.CoreTagLibrary$2.run(CoreTagLibrary.java:105) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.JellyViewScript.run(JellyViewScript.java:81) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.IncludeTag.doTag(IncludeTag.java:146) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.CallTagLibScript$1.run(CallTagLibScript.java:98) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.define.InvokeBodyTag.doTag(InvokeBodyTag.java:91) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.ScriptBlock.run(ScriptBlock.java:95) at org.apache.commons.jelly.TagSupport.invokeBody(TagSupport.java:161) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.OtherwiseTag.doTag(OtherwiseTag.java:41) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.ScriptBlock.run(ScriptBlock.java:95) at org.apache.commons.jelly.TagSupport.invokeBody(TagSupport.java:161) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.ChooseTag.doTag(ChooseTag.java:38) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.CoreTagLibrary$2.run(CoreTagLibrary.java:105) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.CallTagLibScript.run(CallTagLibScript.java:119) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.CallTagLibScript$1.run(CallTagLibScript.java:98) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.DefaultScriptInvoker.invokeScript(DefaultScriptInvoker.java:63) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.DefaultScriptInvoker.invokeScript(DefaultScriptInvoker.java:53) at hudson.widgets.RenderOnDemandClosure$1.generateResponse(RenderOnDemandClosure.java:91) at org.kohsuke.stapler.HttpResponseRenderer$Default.handleHttpResponse(HttpResponseRenderer.java:104) at org.kohsuke.stapler.HttpResponseRenderer$Default.generateResponse(HttpResponseRenderer.java:62) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function.renderResponse(Function.java:103) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function.bindAndInvokeAndServeResponse(Function.java:92) at org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$JavaScriptProxyMethodDispatcher.doDispatch(MetaClass.java:439) at org.kohsuke.stapler.NameBasedDispatcher.dispatch(NameBasedDispatcher.java:53) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:574) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:659) at org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$12.dispatch(MetaClass.java:384) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:574) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:659) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:625) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:659) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:488) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.service(Stapler.java:125) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:95) at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:87) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at hudson.security.csrf.CrumbFilter.doFilter(CrumbFilter.java:47) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:84) at hudson.security.UnwrapSecurityExceptionFilter.doFilter(UnwrapSecurityExceptionFilter.java:51) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.ui.ExceptionTranslationFilter.doFilter(ExceptionTranslationFilter.java:166) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.providers.anonymous.AnonymousProcessingFilter.doFilter(AnonymousProcessingFilter.java:125) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.ui.rememberme.RememberMeProcessingFilter.doFilter(RememberMeProcessingFilter.java:142) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.ui.AbstractProcessingFilter.doFilter(AbstractProcessingFilter.java:271) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.ui.basicauth.BasicProcessingFilter.doFilter(BasicProcessingFilter.java:173) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at jenkins.security.ApiTokenFilter.doFilter(ApiTokenFilter.java:63) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.context.HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter.doFilter(HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter.java:249) at hudson.security.HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter2.doFilter(HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter2.java:66) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:76) at hudson.security.HudsonFilter.doFilter(HudsonFilter.java:164) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at org.kohsuke.stapler.compression.CompressionFilter.doFilter(CompressionFilter.java:50) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at hudson.util.CharacterEncodingFilter.doFilter(CharacterEncodingFilter.java:81) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:233) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191) at org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:470) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:127) at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:102) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:109) at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:298) at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.process(Http11Processor.java:857) at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol$Http11ConnectionHandler.process(Http11Protocol.java:588) at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.JIoEndpoint$Worker.run(JIoEndpoint.java:489) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595) Caused by: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method) at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:620) at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:124) at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:260) at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader.java:56) at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:195) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:188) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:306) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:251) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoader.java:319) at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredMethods0(Native Method) at java.lang.Class.privateGetDeclaredMethods(Class.java:2395) at java.lang.Class.getMethod0(Class.java:2642) at java.lang.Class.getMethod(Class.java:1579) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.InvokeStaticTag.doTag(InvokeStaticTag.java:124) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) ... 86 more {code} This suggests to me that Warnings won't work with Java 1.5? Is that the case?
    via by Trevor Bekolay,
  • After upgrading Jenkins and Warnings, my projects no longer showed up. System log was pointing to the Warnings plugin, so I disabled it and they came back. I disabled the post-build trigger and reeanbled Warnings, which didn't cause a problem. However, when I tried to re-add the console output as a post-build step, nothing happens. Looking at the log, I get this output: {code} WARNING: Failed to evaluate the template closure org.apache.commons.jelly.JellyTagException: file:/srv/hudson/plugins/warnings/WEB-INF/classes/hudson/plugins/warnings/WarningsPublisher/config.jelly:4:124: <j:invokeStatic> Bad version number in .class file at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.handleException(TagScript.java:735) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:290) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.ScriptBlock.run(ScriptBlock.java:95) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.CoreTagLibrary$2.run(CoreTagLibrary.java:105) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.JellyViewScript.run(JellyViewScript.java:81) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.IncludeTag.doTag(IncludeTag.java:146) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.CallTagLibScript$1.run(CallTagLibScript.java:98) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.define.InvokeBodyTag.doTag(InvokeBodyTag.java:91) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.ScriptBlock.run(ScriptBlock.java:95) at org.apache.commons.jelly.TagSupport.invokeBody(TagSupport.java:161) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.OtherwiseTag.doTag(OtherwiseTag.java:41) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.ScriptBlock.run(ScriptBlock.java:95) at org.apache.commons.jelly.TagSupport.invokeBody(TagSupport.java:161) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.ChooseTag.doTag(ChooseTag.java:38) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.CoreTagLibrary$2.run(CoreTagLibrary.java:105) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.CallTagLibScript.run(CallTagLibScript.java:119) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.CallTagLibScript$1.run(CallTagLibScript.java:98) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.DefaultScriptInvoker.invokeScript(DefaultScriptInvoker.java:63) at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.DefaultScriptInvoker.invokeScript(DefaultScriptInvoker.java:53) at hudson.widgets.RenderOnDemandClosure$1.generateResponse(RenderOnDemandClosure.java:91) at org.kohsuke.stapler.HttpResponseRenderer$Default.handleHttpResponse(HttpResponseRenderer.java:104) at org.kohsuke.stapler.HttpResponseRenderer$Default.generateResponse(HttpResponseRenderer.java:62) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function.renderResponse(Function.java:103) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function.bindAndInvokeAndServeResponse(Function.java:92) at org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$JavaScriptProxyMethodDispatcher.doDispatch(MetaClass.java:439) at org.kohsuke.stapler.NameBasedDispatcher.dispatch(NameBasedDispatcher.java:53) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:574) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:659) at org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$12.dispatch(MetaClass.java:384) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:574) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:659) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:625) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:659) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:488) at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.service(Stapler.java:125) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:95) at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:87) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at hudson.security.csrf.CrumbFilter.doFilter(CrumbFilter.java:47) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:84) at hudson.security.UnwrapSecurityExceptionFilter.doFilter(UnwrapSecurityExceptionFilter.java:51) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.ui.ExceptionTranslationFilter.doFilter(ExceptionTranslationFilter.java:166) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.providers.anonymous.AnonymousProcessingFilter.doFilter(AnonymousProcessingFilter.java:125) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.ui.rememberme.RememberMeProcessingFilter.doFilter(RememberMeProcessingFilter.java:142) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.ui.AbstractProcessingFilter.doFilter(AbstractProcessingFilter.java:271) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.ui.basicauth.BasicProcessingFilter.doFilter(BasicProcessingFilter.java:173) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at jenkins.security.ApiTokenFilter.doFilter(ApiTokenFilter.java:63) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at org.acegisecurity.context.HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter.doFilter(HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter.java:249) at hudson.security.HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter2.doFilter(HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter2.java:66) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:87) at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:76) at hudson.security.HudsonFilter.doFilter(HudsonFilter.java:164) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at org.kohsuke.stapler.compression.CompressionFilter.doFilter(CompressionFilter.java:50) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at hudson.util.CharacterEncodingFilter.doFilter(CharacterEncodingFilter.java:81) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:233) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191) at org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:470) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:127) at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:102) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:109) at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:298) at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.process(Http11Processor.java:857) at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol$Http11ConnectionHandler.process(Http11Protocol.java:588) at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.JIoEndpoint$Worker.run(JIoEndpoint.java:489) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595) Caused by: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method) at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:620) at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:124) at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:260) at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader.java:56) at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:195) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:188) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:306) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:251) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoader.java:319) at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredMethods0(Native Method) at java.lang.Class.privateGetDeclaredMethods(Class.java:2395) at java.lang.Class.getMethod0(Class.java:2642) at java.lang.Class.getMethod(Class.java:1579) at org.apache.commons.jelly.tags.core.InvokeStaticTag.doTag(InvokeStaticTag.java:124) at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:270) ... 86 more {code} This suggests to me that Warnings won't work with Java 1.5? Is that the case?
    via by Trevor Bekolay,
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    • java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method) at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source) at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source) at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source) at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(Unknown Source) at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(Unknown Source) at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredMethods0(Native Method) at java.lang.Class.privateGetDeclaredMethods(Unknown Source) at java.lang.Class.getMethod0(Unknown Source) at java.lang.Class.getMethod(Unknown Source) at Main._main(Main.java:202) at Main.main(Main.java:98)

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