Execution failure on running sonarscanner. "Error during SonarQube Scanner execution java.lang.NullPointerException"

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  • which versions are you using (SonarQube, Scanner, Plugin, and any relevant extension) : SonarQube 7.3 community edition Sonar Scanner
    Using Java 8
  • what are you trying to achieve: I am trying to analyze java project in SonarQube. I am using RCP eclipse where I have imported the source files. I have placed the sonar-project.properties file inside the eclipse workspace. I have attached the logs and properties file which I am using.issue_sonarscanner.txt (200.5 KB) sonar-project.txt (538 Bytes)
  • what have you tried so far to achieve this


ERROR: Error during SonarQube Scanner execution
        at org.sonarsource.scm.git.GitScmProvider.revisionId(GitScmProvider.java:107)
        at org.sonar.scanner.report.MetadataPublisher.addScmInformation(MetadataPublisher.java:126)
        at org.sonar.scanner.report.MetadataPublisher.publish(MetadataPublisher.java:98)
        at org.sonar.scanner.report.ReportPublisher.generateReportFile(ReportPublisher.java:150)
        at org.sonar.scanner.report.ReportPublisher.execute(ReportPublisher.java:135)
        at org.sonar.scanner.phases.PublishPhaseExecutor.executeOnRoot(PublishPhaseExecutor.java:49)

This NPE was already mentioned in this ticket:

The first thing to do is to update to a more recent version of SonarQube (7.9 is the latest LTS), including plugins (especially the Git SCM plugin).

Also could you clarify why you are talking about Eclipse workspace? SonarScanner is a command line tool, it is better to run it from the CLI, at the root of your project.