NPE While Tagging Database From Command Line

Executing a “tag” command from the command line works with 1.9.4, but not 2.0-RC1.

Here is the stack trace with 2.0-RC1 with the logLevel set to DEBUG.
Oct 21, 2009 10:54:06 AM liquibase.logging.JavaUtilLogger info
INFO: Could not set remarks reporting on OracleDatabase: liquibase.database.JdbcConnection.setRemarksReporting(boolean)
LiquiBase Update Failed: Unknown Reason
Oct 21, 2009 10:54:07 AM liquibase.logging.JavaUtilLogger severe
SEVERE: Unknown Reason
liquibase.exception.DatabaseException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at liquibase.database.AbstractDatabase.tag(
at liquibase.Liquibase.tag(
at liquibase.integration.commandline.Main.doMigration(
at liquibase.integration.commandline.Main.main(
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at liquibase.database.AbstractDatabase.tag(
… 3 more

Is it an empty database?  Or have there been changes already ran?


Changes were previously run.

I found the issue and fixed it.  Thanks for reporting it.  It will be in the next release, or you can get it in the latest build at


I’ve confirmed the issue is fixed with the latest build:


Thanks for checking it out and letting me know