Upgrade Fails With NullPointerException (Doc ID 1573325.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Sites - Version 6.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When upgrading from an older WebCenter Sites version to a newer (e.g. Sites 7.6 to Sites 11g), the installer fails with the following:

[2013-08-01 18:00:51.466][CS.INSTALL][ERROR] CSWarBuilder.dumpHashToWar() : Failure dumping internal hash to cs.war file
java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.util.zip.ZipOutputStream.putNextEntry(Unknown Source)
at java.util.jar.JarOutputStream.putNextEntry(Unknown Source)
at COM.FutureTense.Apps.Install.CSWarBuilder.dumpHashToWar(CSWarBuilder.java:894)
at COM.FutureTense.Apps.Install.CSWarBuilder.zipHashToWar(CSWarBuilder.java:780)
at COM.FutureTense.Apps.Install.J2EESetupEngine.finishDeployAction(J2EESetupEngine.java:1443)
at COM.FutureTense.Apps.Install.CSSetupEngine.doAction(CSSetupEngine.java:869)
at COM.FutureTense.Apps.Install.InstallActionManager.doAction(InstallActionManager.java:425)
at COM.FutureTense.Apps.Install.InstallActionManager.performCurrentAction(InstallActionManager.java:647)
at COM.FutureTense.Apps.Install.ftInstallDialog$Worker.run(ftInstallDialog.java:1823)
[2013-08-01 18:00:51.490][CS.INSTALL][INFO] CSWarBuilder.dumpHashToWar() : Finished dump of internal hash to war
[2013-08-01 18:00:51.491][CS.INSTALL][ERROR] CSSetupEngine.finishDeploy() : Exception building cs.war fileCOM.FutureTense.Apps.Install.CSWarBuilderException: CSWarBuilder..zipHashToWar() Exception dumping internal hash to cs.war
[2013-08-01 18:00:51.492][CS.INSTALL][ERROR] Worker.run.
Install failed.
Please check log file.

Cause

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