Not able to scan java code

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  • Sonarqube server version - 6.7.7
  • Java version - 8
  • I have created a shell script that scans a project and uploads it to a given endpoint. It is working fine with almost all projects but a java project is not scanning with error like -
ERROR: Unable to create symbol table for : 

My script is something like -

echo "sonar.projectKey=$SonarqubeProjectKey" >
docker run \
    --rm \
    -e SONAR_HOST_URL=$SonarqubeEndpoint \
    -e SONAR_LOGIN=$SonarqubeApiKey \
    -v "/$PWD:/usr/src" \
  • I need to get the java code scanned too.


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Can we do this by changing the docker image version or something from the client side? My concern is that the same thing works in a jenkins plugin but not through my script

Can anyone clarify this?