WebCenter Spaces Will Not Start After Applying Patchset - Failed to initialize the application 'webcenter [Version=11.1.1.4.0]' due to error weblogic.application.ModuleException: Failed to load webapp: '/wcsdocs' (Doc ID 1359274.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 09-Sept-2014

Symptoms

Spaces would not start after applying the PS4 Patchset.  This error is appearing in the Spaces logfile:

<Error> <Deployer> <owcvm03> <WC_Spaces> <[ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: '1' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'> <> <> <0000J9gys3kFw000jzwkno1ESUdU000000> <1316088473936> <BEA-149205> <Failed to initialize the application 'webcenter [Version=11.1.1.4.0]' due to error weblogic.application.ModuleException: Failed to load webapp: '/wcsdocs'.
weblogic.application.ModuleException: Failed to load webapp: '/wcsdocs'
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.prepare(WebAppModule.java:393)
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ScopedModuleDriver.prepare(ScopedModuleDriver.java:180)
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ModuleListenerInvoker.prepare(ModuleListenerInvoker.java:199)
...
Caused By: weblogic.management.DeploymentException: Error: Unresolved Webapp Library references for "ServletContext@262776472[app:webcenter module:/wcsdocs path:/wcsdocs spec-version:2.5 version:11.1.1.4.0]", defined in weblogic.xml [Extension-Name: custom.webcenter.spaces, exact-match: false]
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.processWebAppLibraries(WebAppServletContext.java:2754)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.<init>(WebAppServletContext.java:415)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.<init>(WebAppServletContext.java:493)
...
at weblogic.t3.srvr.SubsystemRequest.run(SubsystemRequest.java:64)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:209)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:178)


This problem occurs at step 11 in Patching Guide, just before running the upgradeWebCenterApplication command:
Oracle ® Fusion Middleware Patching Guide 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.5.0)
5 Patching Oracle WebCenter
5.4.2 Updating Oracle WebCenter Using WLST Commands

Cause

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