EnvironmentInformation has been compiled by a more recent version of the Java Runtime

I get this error message when running the end step for a manual build (the begin step works fine): java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: org/sonar/batch/bootstrapper/EnvironmentInformation has been compiled by a more recent version of the Java Runtime (class file version 55.0), this version of the Java Runtime only recognizes class file versions up to 52.0

openjdk version “11.0.18” 2023-01-17
OpenJDK Runtime Environment Temurin-11.0.18+10 (build 11.0.18+10)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Temurin-11.0.18+10 (build 11.0.18+10, mixed mode)
JAVA_HOME variable environment is set

I’ve run out of ideas how to fix this, any help would be appreciated.


Welcome to the community!

It looks like somehow your end step is running with a different version of Java than your begin step (this message is Java’s painfully obscure way of telling you there’s a version mismatch between compilation & execution).

How are you running analysis? Is this e.g. with ADO? Jenkins? Something else?


HI, I’ve solved it. For future reference: we use a command line task in ADO for the SonarScanner.MSBuild.exe begin/end commands. The build agent is running under a service account, which apparently has no environment variables (PATH and JAVA_HOME required), so I’ve set the environment variables in the command line task properties.

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I’m so glad you worked through this, and so grateful for the update! I’m sure this will help others in the future!


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