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PM21336: A JAX-WS Application update may fail with a java.lang.NullPointerException error.

Fixes are available

7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for AIX
7.0.0.15: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for HP-UX
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for IBM i
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Linux
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Solaris
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Windows
7.0.0.17: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 17
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using command AdminApp.update to update a Web services
    application with policy set attachments, it may fail with this
    error:
    
    ADMA5006E: An error occurred configuring xyz in WebSphere
    Application Server repository: java.lang.NullPointerException
    ADMA5011I: The cleanup of the temp directory for application xyz
    is complete.
    ADMA5069E: The installation of application xyz failed.  This
    application was in the middle of a full update and therefore is
    uninstalled from the configuration session.  Discard your
    current configuration session immediately to recover the
    application.  Do not save changes to the WebSphere Application
    Server configuration repository.  The application is not
    uninstalled from this repository. Until the current
    configuration session is discarded you do not see this
    application in the current session.
    
    Trace shows this error:
    
    com.ibm.websphere.management.exception.AdminException:
    ADMA0066E: An error occurred creating the configuration
    documents in the repository.
    at
    com.ibm.ws.policyset.admin.deploy.PolicySetAttachmentInstallTask
    .performTask(PolicySetAttachmentInstallTask.java:261)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.SchedulerImpl.run(SchedulerImp
    l.java:285)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:736)
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.policyset.admin.deploy.PolicySetAttachmentProcessor.p
    rocessReferences(PolicySetAttachmentProcessor.java:421)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.policyset.admin.deploy.PolicySetAttachmentProcessor.p
    rocess(PolicySetAttachmentProcessor.java:356)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.policyset.admin.deploy.PolicySetAttachmentInstallTask
    .performTask(PolicySetAttachmentInstallTask.java:183)
    ... 2 more
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0 users *
    *                  of JAX-WS Web services application with     *
    *                  policy set attachments.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A JAX-WS application update may fail    *
    *                      with a java.lang.NullPointerException   *
    *                      error.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack containing this APAR.    *
    ****************************************************************
    The java.lang.NullPointerException error may occur when
    updating a Web services application with policy set
    attachments.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem occurs when binding information is not specified
    in the policy set attachment file.  Web services policy set
    code has been changed to avoid this error.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.15.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM21336

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-08-26

  • Closed date

    2010-09-15

  • Last modified date

    2010-09-15

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM21336

Modified date: 15 September 2010