How to write a groovy validation simple script runner checking components against a regular expression

Using JIRA 5.2.11

I want to validate that when a issue type "Library" is selected, only components that start with "Library" can be selected.

I have to components named "Library - model" and "Library - service"

My validation error displays no matter whether the component is something else or one of the Library ones above.

Please help.  Code below.

if ( == "Library"){
    if(issue.components*.name ==~ /Library.*/){
        return true;
    } else {
        return false;
} else {
    return true;

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You're doing a pattern match on a list, which won't work. You want something like (untested):

if ( == "Library"){
    issue.componentObjects*.name.every { it ==~ /Library.*/ }
} else {

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