Updating inherited ruleset causes scanner failures

  • Versions used (SonarQube, Scanner, Plugin, and any relevant extension)
    Version info:
"System": {
    "Server ID": "****",
    "Version": "8.9.0.43852",
    "Docker": false,
    "External User Authentication": "LDAP",
    "Accepted external identity providers": "********",
    "External identity providers whose users are allowed to sign themselves up": "********",
    "High Availability": false,
    "Official Distribution": true,
    "Force authentication": true,
    "Home Dir": "****",
    "Data Dir": "****",
    "Temp Dir": "****",
    "Processors": 6
  }

OS: RHEL7
  • Error observed (wrap logs/code around triple quote ``` for proper formatting)
Error from scanner in jenkins job:

ERROR: Error during SonarScanner execution
java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to load component class org.sonar.scanner.report.ActiveRulesPublisher
	at org.sonar.core.platform.ComponentContainer$ExtendedDefaultPicoContainer.getComponent(ComponentContainer.java:66)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.getComponent(DefaultPicoContainer.java:621)
	at org.picocontainer.parameters.CollectionComponentParameter.getArrayInstance(CollectionComponentParameter.java:334)
	at org.picocontainer.parameters.CollectionComponentParameter.access$100(CollectionComponentParameter.java:49)
	at org.picocontainer.parameters.CollectionComponentParameter$1.resolveInstance(CollectionComponentParameter.java:139)
	at org.picocontainer.parameters.ComponentParameter$1.resolveInstance(ComponentParameter.java:141)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.SingleMemberInjector.getParameter(SingleMemberInjector.java:78)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.ConstructorInjector$CtorAndAdapters.getParameterArguments(ConstructorInjector.java:309)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.ConstructorInjector$1.run(ConstructorInjector.java:335)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.AbstractInjector$ThreadLocalCyclicDependencyGuard.observe(AbstractInjector.java:270)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.ConstructorInjector.getComponentInstance(ConstructorInjector.java:364)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.AbstractInjectionFactory$LifecycleAdapter.getComponentInstance(AbstractInjectionFactory.java:56)
	at org.picocontainer.behaviors.AbstractBehavior.getComponentInstance(AbstractBehavior.java:64)
	at org.picocontainer.behaviors.Stored.getComponentInstance(Stored.java:91)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.instantiateComponentAsIsStartable(DefaultPicoContainer.java:1034)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.addAdapterIfStartable(DefaultPicoContainer.java:1026)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.startAdapters(DefaultPicoContainer.java:1003)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.start(DefaultPicoContainer.java:767)
	at org.sonar.core.platform.ComponentContainer.startComponents(ComponentContainer.java:136)
	at org.sonar.core.platform.ComponentContainer.execute(ComponentContainer.java:123)
	at org.sonar.scanner.bootstrap.GlobalContainer.doAfterStart(GlobalContainer.java:150)
	at org.sonar.core.platform.ComponentContainer.startComponents(ComponentContainer.java:137)
	at org.sonar.core.platform.ComponentContainer.execute(ComponentContainer.java:123)
	at org.sonar.batch.bootstrapper.Batch.doExecute(Batch.java:72)
	at org.sonar.batch.bootstrapper.Batch.execute(Batch.java:66)
	at org.sonarsource.scanner.api.internal.batch.BatchIsolatedLauncher.execute(BatchIsolatedLauncher.java:46)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
	at org.sonarsource.scanner.api.internal.IsolatedLauncherProxy.invoke(IsolatedLauncherProxy.java:60)
	at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy0.execute(Unknown Source)
	at org.sonarsource.scanner.api.EmbeddedScanner.doExecute(EmbeddedScanner.java:189)
	at org.sonarsource.scanner.api.EmbeddedScanner.execute(EmbeddedScanner.java:138)
	at org.sonarsource.scanner.cli.Main.execute(Main.java:112)
	at org.sonarsource.scanner.cli.Main.execute(Main.java:75)
	at org.sonarsource.scanner.cli.Main.main(Main.java:61)
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to load component class org.sonar.api.batch.rule.internal.DefaultActiveRules
	at org.sonar.core.platform.ComponentContainer$ExtendedDefaultPicoContainer.getComponent(ComponentContainer.java:66)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.getComponent(DefaultPicoContainer.java:632)
	at org.picocontainer.parameters.BasicComponentParameter$1.resolveInstance(BasicComponentParameter.java:118)
	at org.picocontainer.parameters.ComponentParameter$1.resolveInstance(ComponentParameter.java:136)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.SingleMemberInjector.getParameter(SingleMemberInjector.java:78)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.ConstructorInjector$CtorAndAdapters.getParameterArguments(ConstructorInjector.java:309)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.ConstructorInjector$1.run(ConstructorInjector.java:335)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.AbstractInjector$ThreadLocalCyclicDependencyGuard.observe(AbstractInjector.java:270)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.ConstructorInjector.getComponentInstance(ConstructorInjector.java:364)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.AbstractInjectionFactory$LifecycleAdapter.getComponentInstance(AbstractInjectionFactory.java:56)
	at org.picocontainer.behaviors.AbstractBehavior.getComponentInstance(AbstractBehavior.java:64)
	at org.picocontainer.behaviors.Stored.getComponentInstance(Stored.java:91)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.getInstance(DefaultPicoContainer.java:699)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.getComponent(DefaultPicoContainer.java:647)
	at org.sonar.core.platform.ComponentContainer$ExtendedDefaultPicoContainer.getComponent(ComponentContainer.java:64)
	... 36 more
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
	at org.sonar.scanner.rule.DefaultActiveRulesLoader.readPage(DefaultActiveRulesLoader.java:103)
	at org.sonar.scanner.rule.DefaultActiveRulesLoader.load(DefaultActiveRulesLoader.java:63)
	at org.sonar.scanner.rule.ActiveRulesProvider.load(ActiveRulesProvider.java:100)
	at org.sonar.scanner.rule.ActiveRulesProvider.load(ActiveRulesProvider.java:63)
	at org.sonar.scanner.rule.ActiveRulesProvider.provide(ActiveRulesProvider.java:50)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.MethodInjector.invokeMethod(MethodInjector.java:129)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.MethodInjector.access$000(MethodInjector.java:39)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.MethodInjector$2.run(MethodInjector.java:113)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.AbstractInjector$ThreadLocalCyclicDependencyGuard.observe(AbstractInjector.java:270)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.MethodInjector.decorateComponentInstance(MethodInjector.java:120)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.CompositeInjector.decorateComponentInstance(CompositeInjector.java:58)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.Reinjector.reinject(Reinjector.java:142)
	at org.picocontainer.injectors.ProviderAdapter.getComponentInstance(ProviderAdapter.java:96)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.getInstance(DefaultPicoContainer.java:699)
	at org.picocontainer.DefaultPicoContainer.getComponent(DefaultPicoContainer.java:647)
	at org.sonar.core.platform.ComponentContainer$ExtendedDefaultPicoContainer.getComponent(ComponentContainer.java:64)
	... 50 more
  • Steps to reproduce
    – Extend “Sonar Way” profile as “Sonar Way Extended” and add new rules
    – Run analysis of project against extended profile
    – Create copy of “Sonar Way” profile as “Sonar Way Custom” and remove one rule
    – Change parent ruleset of “Sonar Way Extended” to be “Sonar Way Custom”
    – Run new analysis of project

  • Potential workaround
    – None found. Profile changes must be reverted for analysis to succeed again.

  • Scanner command used when applicable (private details masked)

<jenkins_path>/tools/hudson.plugins.sonar.SonarRunnerInstallation/SonarQube_Scanner/bin/sonar-scanner -Dsonar.pullrequest.key=XXX -Dsonar.pullrequest.branch=bugfixes/XXXXX -Dsonar.pullrequest.base=develop -Dsonar.projectVersion=X.Y.ZZZ
  • In case of SonarCloud:
    • ALM used (GitHub, Bitbucket Cloud, Azure DevOps)
    • CI system used (Bitbucket Cloud, Azure DevOps, Travis CI, Circle CI, Jenkins, other)