"A fatal error has occurred" using installer.jar from a Weblogic Server Generic Installer (Doc ID 1274648.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version: 10.3.2 to 10.3.5
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You are not able to install WebLogic Server 10.3.3 using the generic installer.

After downloading the file weblogic1033_generic.zip using Internet Explorer, you unzip the file and try to execute install.jar. The installer will run, but shortly after you will get this message:

"A fatal error has occurred. This application will terminate"

Or you may get an error similar to:

2011-01-24 11:05:34,336 ERROR [selfExtract] com.bea.plateng.wizard.installer.utils.SelfExtract - Error accessing jar: null
java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.io.File.<init>(File.java:222)
at com.bea.plateng.common.util.JarHelper.<init>(JarHelper.java:177)
at com.bea.plateng.wizard.installer.utils.SelfExtract.extract(SelfExtract.java:77)
at com.bea.plateng.wizard.installer.silent.tasks.SelfExtractionTask.execute(SelfExtractionTask.java:102)
at com.bea.plateng.wizard.silent.tasks.AbstractSilentTask.run(AbstractSilentTask.java:28)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)

Cause

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