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Bamboo Specs: NullPointerException when trying to add CVS repository

I'm trying to write a simple Bamboo spec which will check out source code from a CVS repository. A slightly modified version of the plan I'm trying to create as a starter is shown below

 Plan createPlan()
Plan plan = new Plan(new Project().name("Spec Testing").key("SPEC"), "Spec Plan", "PLAN")
.description("Plan generated from spec");

AtlassianModule atlassianModuleCvs = new AtlassianModule("com.atlassian.bamboo.plugin.system.repository:cvs");

Map<String,Object> cvsConf = new HashMap<String,Object>();
cvsConf.put("cvsRoot", "/");
cvsConf.put("authType", "password");
cvsConf.put("password", "password123");
cvsConf.put("quietPeriod", 2);
cvsConf.put("module", "sw");
cvsConf.put("selectedVersionType", "branch");
cvsConf.put("branchName", "REL-1-0");

Map <String,Object> srvConf = new HashMap<String,Object>();
srvConf.put("repository.cvs", cvsConf);

plan.planRepositories(new AnyVcsRepository(atlassianModuleCvs)
.name("CVS Repository")

return plan;

When I run the spec initially, everything seems fine until I try to access the plan in Bamboo, at which point I get an internal server error with a NullPointerException. The full stack trace is here, but I think the key parts are the following lines where it tries to read the plan repository definition:

io.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference$InitializationException: java.lang.NullPointerException
	at io.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference.getInterruptibly(
	at io.atlassian.util.concurrent.LazyReference.get(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.plan.cache.AbstractImmutableChain.getPlanRepositoryDefinitions(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.plan.PlanHelper.getPlanRepositoryDefinitions(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.plan.PlanHelper.getDefaultPlanRepositoryDefinition(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.plan.branch.ChainBranchUtils.getANameFromBranch(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.plan.branch.ChainBranchUtils.getSubstitutedVcsBranchDisplayNameWithoutContextChange(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.plan.branch.ChainBranchUtils.getChainBranchNameWithoutContextChange(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.plan.branch.ChainBranchUtils.lambda$getChainBranchNameInTemporaryContext$3(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.variable.CustomVariableContextImpl.withVariableSubstitutor(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.plan.branch.ChainBranchUtils.getChainBranchNameInTemporaryContext(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.plan.branch.ChainBranchUtils.getChainBranchName(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.ww2.beans.DecoratedNavObjectFactoryImpl.getSubstitutedBranchName(

Am I doing something wrong here? I know we should really move away from CVS, but that's not something we can easily do right now. I'm using Bamboo 6.1.1.

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try to go other way around. create plan with CVS repository and then go to Plan configuration and choose "View plan as Bamboo Spec"Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 21.24.13.png

I've just tried this, but I'm still getting the same problem. I've attached the generated code below, if it helps at all.

Also, I tried this with SVN and Mercurial to see if they worked, which they do. The only difference I can see is that branchConfiguration is called for SVN and Mercurial, but not for CVS. Is there some branch configuration I need to populate?

import com.atlassian.bamboo.specs.api.BambooSpec;
import com.atlassian.bamboo.specs.util.BambooServer;
import com.atlassian.bamboo.specs.util.MapBuilder;

public class PlanSpec {
public static void main(String... argv) {
//By default credentials are read from the '.credentials' file.
BambooServer bambooServer = new BambooServer("http://buildserver:8085");

Plan plan = new Plan(new Project()
.oid(new BambooOid("jfym841e38jn"))
.key(new BambooKey("SPEC"))
.name("Spec Testing"),
"Plan Name",
new BambooKey("PLAN"))
.oid(new BambooOid("jfox0io69gyd"))
.description("Plan created from (enter repository url of your plan)")
.pluginConfigurations(new ConcurrentBuilds()
.planRepositories(new AnyVcsRepository(new AtlassianModule("com.atlassian.bamboo.plugin.system.repository:cvs"))
.oid(new BambooOid("jft2oceerdpb"))
.serverConfiguration(new MapBuilder()
.put("repository.cvs", new MapBuilder()
.put("cvsRoot", "/path/to/cvs/server")
.put("password", "BAMSCRT@0@0@cD10yGZALomfb2AqsUj5lQ==")
.put("quietPeriod", 2)
.put("module", "sw")
.put("branchName", "REL-1-0")
.put("authType", "password")
.put("selectedVersionType", "branch")
.changeDetectionConfiguration(new VcsChangeDetection()))

.planBranchManagement(new PlanBranchManagement()
.delete(new BranchCleanup()));


PlanPermissions planPermission = new PlanPermissions(new PlanIdentifier("SPEC", "PLAN"))
.permissions(new Permissions()
.userPermissions("cfarr", PermissionType.ADMIN, PermissionType.CLONE, PermissionType.EDIT)
.groupPermissions("bamboo-admin", PermissionType.ADMIN)



Sorry for delay. Confirming it's a bug in Bamboo Specs import of AnyVcsRepository entity.

Please watch for updates and fix version.

Thanks for that, I'll keep an eye out!

The BAM-18682 has been fixed in Bamboo 6.2.

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