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11gR2 Report Servers Will Not Start, Failing with REP-0004 (Engine Dies) (Doc ID 1421439.1)

Last updated on JULY 08, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On :  or higher version

When attempting to start the reports servers
the following error occurs.

ERROR In the trace logs

* For the Standalone reports server :

[<DATE>T<TIME>] [reports] [NOTIFICATION] [REP-56105] [oracle.reports.server] [tid: 11]
[ecid: 0000JMXVZ4A2FSaPTMv1Dc1FGzTE000002,0] EngineManager:manage
Engine rwEng-0 died with error: {1}.REP-0004: User preference file
cannot be opened.[[
REP-0004: User preference file cannot be opened.

* For the In-Process

[WLS_REPORTS] [INCIDENT_ERROR] [REP-56105] [oracle.reports.server] [tid:
18] [userId: <anonymous>] [ecid:
004iOzfnyCW2FSaPTMv1Dc0005t10000tl,0] [APP: reports#11.1.2] REP-56105 :
Engine rwEng-0 died with error: X connection to localhost:10.0 broken

Command opmnctl status shows the standalone down.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Install new Forms & Reports 11gR2
2. Use opmnctl to start the standalone reports server


    Start any reports server in EM console

3. Observe that the Reports Server does not start (check logs)


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