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Always add a clean phase in your build execution

Today I faced an issue on Jenkins. I needed to fix jenkins job, which is getting info about sonar metrics, and received an error in job console

It was weird for me, because I was getting success jobs, everything went right, but as soon as I failed one job due to bad configuration - hell started, and I couldn’t understand why there my job is failing all the time.So I began experiments.

After several tries I managed to add prefix clean phase and everything worked. Another problem was that I was building this job with different parameters and depending on specific parameter I was receiving specific console output.But then I understood that the problem was that I had constant artifacts, that were not cleaned. And I was receiving different output because this parameter was a version of plugin , so that’s why I received different output.