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PM59948: NULL POINTER EXCEPTION OCCURS WHEN TRYING TO INSTALL AN APPLICATION WITH .EAR EXTENSION.

Fixes are available

7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
8.5.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 1
8.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 5
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
8.5.0.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 2
8.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 6
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
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
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
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

  • Null Pointer Exception occurs when trying to install an
    application with .ear extension.
    
    Stack trace from SystemErr log:
    
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getZipInputStream(NestedArchiveLoadStrate
    gyImpl.java:320)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getZipInputStreamSkippedTo(NestedArchiveL
    oadStrategyImpl.java:520)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getInputStreamSequentially(NestedArchiveL
    oadStrategyImpl.java:575)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getInputStream(NestedArchiveLoadStrategyI
    mpl.java:275)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getZipInputStream(NestedArchiveLoadStrate
    gyImpl.java:322)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.safeGetZipInputStream(NestedArchiveLoadSt
    rategyImpl.java:362)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getFiles(NestedArchiveLoadStrategyImpl.ja
    va:408)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.LoadStr
    ategyImpl.collectFiles(LoadStrategyImpl.java:732)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.impl.ContainerIm
    pl.getFiles(ContainerImpl.java:473)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    com.ibm.ws.migration.applicationinstalltask.ApplicationInstallTa
    sk.validateArchive(ApplicationInstallTask.java:144)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    com.ibm.ws.migration.applicationinstalltask.ApplicationInstallTa
    sk.validateArchive(ApplicationInstallTask.java:151)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    com.ibm.ws.migration.applicationinstalltask.ApplicationInstallTa
    sk.validateArchive(ApplicationInstallTask.java:151)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    com.ibm.ws.migration.applicationinstalltask.ApplicationInstallTa
    sk.performTask(ApplicationInstallTask.java:117)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    com.ibm.ws.management.application.SchedulerImpl.run(SchedulerImp
    l.java:285)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:736)
    

Local fix

  • No work around available
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException when deploying     *
    *                      an application with nested or           *
    *                      inactive java archives (JAR files).     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Deployment of an enterprise application can fail with a
    NullPointerException when the application contains a java
    archive (JAR file) which contains a nested java archive, or
    which contains java archives within a Web module archive (WAR
    file) but outside of the "WEB-INF/lib" directory.
    The exception causes deployment to fail.
    For example:
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getZipInputStream(NestedArchiveLoadStrate
    gyImpl.java:320)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getZipInputStreamSkippedTo(NestedArchiveL
    oadStrategyImpl.java:520)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getInputStreamSequentially(NestedArchiveL
    oadStrategyImpl.java:575)
    [2/23/12 17:22:28:327 GMT] 000000d2 SystemErr     R  at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.strategy.NestedA
    rchiveLoadStrategyImpl.getInputStream(NestedArchiveLoadStrategyI
    mpl.java:275)
    This problem does not apply to the usual nesting of a java
    archive within an enterprise application archive (EAR file),
    Web module archive (WAR file) and under "WEB-INF/lib", or
    Connector module archive (RAR file).  This problem applies
    specifically to the cases of a java archive nested inside
    a java archive which has a ".jar" file extension.  For
    example, an EJB module archive (EJBJar file), a Client module
    archive, an application library archives, a java archives
    within a Connector module archive (RAR file), and a java
    archives within a Web module but not under "WEB-INF/lib".
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code which processes the contents of applications was
    updated to avoid processing nested java archives, and to
    avoid processing java archives under a Web module archive but
    outside of the "WEB-INF/lib" directory.  (The processing of
    such archives is unnecessary.  The processing is costly,
    creates additional opportunities for errors, and creates
    unnecessary sensitivity to the validity of inactive nested
    archives.)
    
    When there is a problem of a non-valid nested archive, the
    APAR changes do not address any problems of usage of the
    non-valid archive outside of deployment processing.  If a
    non-valid archive is determined to be present, the archive
    should be reviewed for other possible usage.  When there is
    other usage, the non-valid archive may require an update to
    enable the other usage.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.25, 8.0.0.4, and 8.5.0.1.  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

    PM59948

  • 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

    2012-03-08

  • Closed date

    2012-06-12

  • Last modified date

    2012-06-12

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM59948

Modified date: 12 June 2012