Attribute when on_fail does not work with store_artifacts

I’m using the following bit of config:

      - run:
          name: Creating failure artifact to assist with debugging
          command: |
            zip -r ~/ .
          when: on_fail
      - store_artifacts:
          name: Uploading failure artifact to assist with debugging
          path: ~/
          when: on_fail

The run command is only executed when the build has failed as expected. But the store_artifacts command always runs whether the job is succeeding or failing. I assume this is simply a bug.

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I think it was more a design discussion to always run when exists, but I agree that if that’s the case we should pass an error if we see the when: that we aren’t going to honor it. I’ll have to check if this is a feature or a bug.

To be clear, you want artifacts only on fail, correct?

Yes, I want artifacts to be uploaded on “on_fail”. The use case is exactly as shown - to build a zip representing the failed state of the server to avoid having to login via SSH. I think its a very valid use case.

I agree that it is. My question was more to the desire to only upload on fail, vs always.

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