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Bamboo does not respect exit status of docker compose

Hello all,


I am experiencing a problem where Bamboo does not seem to respect the exit code from docker compose to determine whether a task was successful or not. I configured the task as described below. As you can see in the log output below, the docker-compose process exits with status 1. Bamboo ignores this status code and reports the task as success.

  • Bamboo version: 6.9.1 build 60910
  • Docker version: 19.03.2, build 6a30dfc
  • Docker-compose version: 1.24.0, build 0aa59064

Bamboo task:

docker-compose -f test/docker-compose.yml up --exit-code-from tests

Where docker-compose is:

version: "3"
image: ${DOCKER_REGISTRY}selenium/hub:3.141.59
container_name: selenium-hub
image: ${DOCKER_REGISTRY}selenium/node-chrome:3.141.59
- selenium-hub
- HUB_HOST=selenium-hub
- HUB_PORT=4444
image: ${DOCKER_REGISTRY}selenium/node-firefox:3.141.59
- selenium-hub
- HUB_PORT_4444_TCP_ADDR=selenium-hub
- HUB_PORT_4444_TCP_PORT=4444
image: ${DOCKER_REGISTRY}node:12
command: bash -c "cp -R /data/. /workdir && npm install && npm run test"
- selenium-hub
- selenium-chrome
- selenium-firefox
- http_proxy=${http_proxy}
- https_proxy=${https_proxy}
- no_proxy=${no_proxy},selenium-hub,host
working_dir: /workdir
- ${HOME:-.}/.npmrc:/root/.npmrc:ro
- ${HOME:-.}/.gitconfig:/root/.gitconfig:ro
- ${HOME:-.}/.git-credentials:/root/.git-credentials:ro
- ..:/data:ro
- ./wct.docker.conf.json:/workdir/wct.conf.json:ro
driver: bridge

Log output:

tests_1             | npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
tests_1             | npm ERR! Exit status 1
test_tests_1 exited with code 1
Aborting on container exit...
Finished task 'Script' with result: Success


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Hi @cambiph

I'll need more details about the task running the docker-compose command.
If you are using a script task, there is an explanation for this issue and a fix using the proper configuration.

If we consider Bash, all the commands from a script will run even if any previous command failed. The script itself (or an inline script from a script task) will by default only return the error code of the last command run. To change this behavior you need to use the set -e command to configure the terminal interpreter to stop the script if any command return a non zero error. 

This is one example of a thread with a similar issue: 


Moving forward

  • Tell us what is the task used;
  • If you are using a script task, add the set -e command at the beginning of your script and check if the problem will be solved.

The 'set-e'-command works like a charm.

Thank you very much.

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You are welcome. I'm glad the issue is solved =]

Ahhh I forgot to thank you for the effort on sharing a lot of meaningful information and formatting it in a way that could make my work easier when investigating this.

Thank you very much!

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