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Bamboo Specs not working at all

Dear all,

I followed the documentation examples for bamboo specs.

When I create a linked repository manually or via build/specs, and I press "scan", the text is not updated and says

"This repository was never scanned." after a brief busy.

Furthermore, the site displays:
"No specs logs yet
Bamboo hasn't detected any specs in your repository"

The bamboo logs also don't show anything at all related to specs or repository updates.

Bamboo 6.6.2 build 60606

Bitbucket v5.13.1

What could be wrong here?

5 answers

Maybe a little late as a reply (although I see people were still struggling with this as late as October!) but in trying to get Bamboo Specs working I came across this thread and shortly afterwards worked out what (for me) turned out to be the issue and the answer.


In the log files, there's something like this :


2019-12-27 12:21:52,765 INFO [15-BAM::SpecsDetection:pool-22-thread-1] [RssDetectionRunnable] Exception while executing RSS detection for repository 2654209
java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: JGit implementation does not support this operation, please use native Git
at com.atlassian.bamboo.plugins.git.JGitOperationHelper.obtainLatestRevision(


Now I already had a native git installed but just needed to ensure this was available as a 'Server Capability':


Administration -> Overview -> Server capabilities -> 'Add Capability' -> Select Git & correct path, etc ... 


Once this 'capability' was available, the scanning of the linked repo containing the specs worked fine.


Hope that helps anyone else in the same situation.



This issue is affecting us as well.


Edit: manually scanning the repository worked.

what's your repository type?

I have the same issue. Is there already a solution?

Hi @Hendrik Beijeman let me know if you are triying out yml specs or java specs?

I have 6 months working with yml specs ,please check this similiar issue on this thread


Omar H.

Hello, sorry for the late reply.

I'm using bamboo specs

Hendrik; the question was yml or java - those are both flavours of Bamboo specs - which one are you using?

have same issue with Java spec. Is there some mandatory structure or file which needs to be in the repo? I uses the java spec tutorial as baseline.

Plans not getting created when added/updated YML file to bitbucket repo. I can see the following error message in the log file.

"Bamboo Specs have already been executed for a newer revision"

0 votes

Can you please tell if bamboo-specs folder is in the root of your repository?

Are you able to update plan configuration from local environment with command

mvn -Ppublish-specs


More details in this tutorial 

I have the same error and the bamboo-specs folder  is in the  root 

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Hello @pradeep kumar,

How does the content of your `bamboo-specs` folder looks like? Can you give more details of which files does it contain?

Victor :)

I have the same problem.

I've configured Bamboo Server with the Bitbucket Cloud Repo and set up the webhook.

When clicked "Test connection", it says "Connection successful".

In the repository "tutorial" I've a folder "bamboo-specs". Inside there is a file "bamboo.yml".


file "bamboo.yml":

version: 2
project-key: ROCKET
name: Launch Ship
key: SHIP

- First Build Stage:
- Build Ship Server

Build Ship Server
- script:
- echo 'Hello world!'

I've added to my project "TutorialRepo" (Kye: "ROCKET") in the Bamboo Specs repositories the repository "tutorial" and enabled the "Scan for Bamboo Specs" and scanned by hand.

It never gave any error, and always says:

"This repository was never scanned.

No specs logs yet

Bamboo hasn't detected any specs in your repository."

I'm using Bamboo 6.9.0.

I've double checked and consulted online about this and still nothing...

It should be /bamboo-specs/bamboo.yml not /tutorial/bamboo-specs/bamboo.yml


So my repository is "tutorial". Inside, then, I've "bamboo-specs/bamboo.yml".

@Alexandre Simões I would suggest to contact support team and provide server logs to find the root cause

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I'm having the same problem (as before), and no matter what I try, it doensn't work. I can publish the java specs manually with maven, but for some reason Bamboo server doesn't seem to pick it up automatically.

The annoying thing is, that it gives no indication visually or in the logs of what's wrong, so it can be fixed.

This is the layout:

repository root






It was all generated from the tutorial with Maven and archtetype.

@Hendrik Beijeman can you please enable DEBUG log level for class com.atlassian.bamboo.configuration.external.RepositoryStoredSpecsServiceImpl. You can do it without Bamboo restart at BAMBOO_URL/admin/configLog4j.action.

Then click Scan button for repository.

Share Bamboo logs starting from line


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Hello @Alexandre Simões

Can you double check if your commits with the file `bamboo-specs/bamboo.yml` are in Bitbucket Cloud?

Also @Hendrik Beijeman, is your last commit locally the same commit you have in your Bitbucket? With your specs changes?


Hello Alexey, Victor,


Thank you very much for your quick response!

We've just tested with the log message to DEBUG, as Alexey instructed. Stragely, nothing (specs-related) appears in the atlassian-bamboo.log file.

I did not restart (I also don't have the permission to).

The result is the same - "allow repository to be scanned" is "on". Status is "repository is never scanned", then when forcing with the scan button - a notification pops up that its scannign the repo. And after that, same status - repository is never scanned.


We jus ttried it with the yaml file(s) as well. Same result, except that the "scan duration" is almost immediately while with java specs it takes a few seconds.

We're running Atlassian Bamboo version 6.8.0 build 60803 - 30 Jan 19 in a hosted, corporate environment, no cloud.

Please advise!

Kind regards,


One more action. Enable DEBUG log level for class com.atlassian.bamboo.configuration.external.RssDetectionServiceImpl and click Scan button again. Then check logs

Expected log messages

2019-04-26 10:59:57,599 DEBUG [http-nio-6990-exec-1] [RssDetectionServiceImpl] Enqueuing Bamboo Specs detection for repository: 5111809
2019-04-26 10:59:57,600 DEBUG [http-nio-6990-exec-1] [AccessLogFilter] END: 204 admin POST http://localhost:6990/bamboo/rest/api/latest/repository/5111809/scanNow 312620kb-2087kb 2ms
2019-04-26 10:59:57,749 DEBUG [15-BAM::SpecsDetection:pool-22-thread-1] [RssDetectionServiceImpl] Skipping Specs detection. Specs revision not detected in repository 'no specs' on branch 'master'.

Hello Alexey,


I don;t see my previous answer, I added some screenshots.

In any case, I added that logline, and it made no difference.


It almost seems as if the entire feature, or support thereof, is missing from the local installation. Is there an option during install to disable this? Can I check somehow for its presence?

Kind regards,


It's possible to turn this feature off at Security settings

Yes, I saw, but its already on.

Let me confirm

You enabled DEBUG logging for com.atlassian.bamboo.configuration.external.RssDetectionServiceImpl

but don't see log when click Scan button

[RssDetectionServiceImpl] Enqueuing Bamboo Specs detection for repository: 5111809

Correct.  I presume I should see some activity in the logs, when I push to the repo or manually press scan. Yet there is no event/trigger whatsoever.


Here is the complete list:

Emergency INFO
JavaScript DEBUG
com.amazonaws WARN INFO
com.atlassian.bamboo.configuration.external.RepositoryStoredSpecsServiceImpl DEBUG
com.atlassian.bamboo.configuration.external.RssDetectionServiceImpl DEBUG
com.atlassian.bamboo.persister.xstream.IgnoreMissingFieldXStream INFO
com.atlassian.bamboo.plugins.hg.sshproxy WARN
com.atlassian.bamboo.plugins.ssh WARN
com.atlassian.bamboo.ssh WARN
com.atlassian.bamboo.user.BambooUserManagerImpl WARN
com.atlassian.botocss WARN
com.atlassian.crowd INFO
com.atlassian.marketplace.client.MarketplaceClient WARN
com.atlassian.plugin WARN
com.atlassian.plugin.osgi WARN
com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.container.felix.FelixOsgiContainerManager WARN
com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.PluginResourceDownload WARN
com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.filter.ServletFilterModuleContainerFilter WARN
com.atlassian.plugin.webresource.DefaultResourceDependencyResolver ERROR
com.atlassian.streams WARN
com.atlassian.tunnel WARN
com.atlassian.usermanagement.userprovisioning INFO
com.atlassian.util.profiling DEBUG
com.opensymphony.xwork2.util.LocalizedTextUtil ERROR
com.opensymphony.xwork2.util.OgnlValueStack ERROR
com.spotify.docker.client WARN
cz.vutbr.web WARN
org.acegisecurity WARN
org.apache INFO
org.apache.activemq.transport.failover.FailoverTransport WARN
org.apache.sshd WARN
org.apache.struts2.config.BeanSelectionProvide WARN
org.apache.velocity WARN
org.eclipse.jetty INFO
org.hibernate INFO
org.hibernate.SQL INFO
org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl ERROR
org.hibernate.metamodel.internal.MetadataContext ERROR
org.hibernate.orm.deprecation ERROR
org.springframework WARN WARN
org.twdata.pkgscanner.ExportPackageListBuilder ERROR
webwork WARN
root INFO

Then I would give you the same advise and create support ticket to let our support engineers to investigate your configuration and logs

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