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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-39670

Jenkins changes workspace layout on 2nd startup


    • Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Icon: Major Major
    • core
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      Used Jenkins version: 2.19.1, but I'm pretty sure this behavior is also present in older jenkins versions

      Steps to reproduce:

      • Download the jenkins.war file
      • Make sure you have an empty/not existing ~/.jenkins (or whatever JENKINS_HOME directory is used)
      • From the directory where you downloaded the .war file, run `java -Djenkins.install.runSetupWizard=false -jar jenkins.war`
      • When Jenkins is started, go to Manage Jenkins -> Configure System and click the "Advanced" button underneath the home directory setting at the top of the page
      • Observation: the workspace root directory is specified as`${JENKINS_HOME}/workspace/${ITEM_FULLNAME}`, as it is documented on https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Administering+Jenkins
      • Cancel the process
      • Restart Jenkins and again, go to the central configuration
      • Observation: the workspace root directory suddenly changed to `${ITEM_ROOTDIR}/workspace`

      This behavior is extremely odd and creates a lot of confusion and wastes people's time, as some Jenkins servers/jobs have the one layout, and some have the other layout, depending on when the jobs where created and whether Jenkins was re-started in between or not.

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            jensk Jens Keller
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