Installing Oracle WebCenter Content On WebSphere With Linux Causes Null Pointer Exception Error (Doc ID 1510832.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 11.1.1.6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Installing WebCenter Content over WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V7.0 Fix Pack 21 on Red Linux V5 x64 results in a Java Null Pointer Exception:

[ERROR] [] [oracle.as.install.engine.modules.install] [tid: 4] [ecid: 0000JbxvVxQ6UOA5Jbo
2yf1GORfT000005,0] Error occurred during OUI launch[[
java.lang.NullPointerException
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiAreaInventory.getAllCompsVect(OiiiAreaInventory.java:1093)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiAreaInventory.getCompatCompEntry(OiiiAreaInventory.java:1372)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiio.oiiod.OiiodDepEngine.buildCompArray(OiiodDepEngine.java:1126)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiio.oiiod.OiiodDepEngine.createComp(OiiodDepEngine.java:1385)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiio.oiiod.OiiodDepEngine.buildCompArray(OiiodDepEngine.java:1235)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiio.oiiod.OiiodDepEngine.createComp(OiiodDepEngine.java:1385)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiio.oiiod.OiiodDepEngine.buildCompArray(OiiodDepEngine.java:1235)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiio.oiiod.OiiodDepEngine.buildCompArray(OiiodDepEngine.java:913)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiio.oiiod.OiiodDepEngine.depBuild(OiiodDepEngine.java:7238)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstOHSetupWCCE.doOperation(OiicInstOHSetupWCCE.java:222)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiif.oiifb.OiifbCondIterator.iterate(OiifbCondIterator.java:171)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicDepWizEngine.doOperation(OiicDepWizEngine.java:450)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiif.oiifb.OiifbCondIterator.iterate(OiifbCondIterator.java:171)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicPullSession.doOperation(OiicPullSession.java:1356)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstallAPISession.doOperationsTillSummary(OiicInstallAPISession.java:743)
       at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstallAPISession.prepareForInstallOperations(OiicInsta


Cause

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