Resolution for WhiteSource “Unhandled: error is not defined” and “where’s my project” issues in our CI/CD pipelines


One of the pipeline we’re fine-tuning as outlined in the manage your open source usage and security as reported by your CI/CD pipeline post was recently blocked with two issues.

Issue 1 - “Unhandled: error is not defined”

Last week the build started to fail with the “Unhandled: error is not defined” issue, as shown. 

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We reported the issue to WhiteSource support for the WhiteSource extension. A fix was released over the weekend, with another update 0.1.9 showing up on the marketplace.

A great example of responsiveness, which unblocked our pipeline. Thank you Thumbs up

Issue 2 - “where’s my project”?

The build succeeded. The task sent data to WhiteSource (1), analysing a whopping 8002 dependencies (2). However, the project and associated scan results did not appear on our WhiteSource dashboard?!?

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We’re planning to reduce the 8002 dependencies, as outlined in manage your open source usage and security as reported by your CI/CD pipeline. We kept the pipeline “as is” to preserve evidence, while investigating these issues.

Looking at the build summary we notice that the WhiteSource scan reported a policy rejection.

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Going back to the WhiteSource task configuration we note that we have configured Check policies (1) to send an email when there’s a policy rejection. This explains why the Fail on error (2) setting had no effect. But where’s the scan data?

Simple … when there is a policy rejection, the scan results are not updated, unless we explicitly check the Force update (3) setting.

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Simply “click” the checkbox to flip the “force update” feature, and the scan results are updated on the WhiteSource dashboard.

Now to reduce the 8002 dependencies …

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