Publish Session Hangs With Exception about ./dispatcher/ (Doc ID 1574014.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Sites - Version 11.1.1.6.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for Relevance on 10-Dec-2015***

Symptoms

Publishing doesn't work. The publish starts, but seems to hang. There are exceptions in the logs about a dispatcher folder:

[2013-08-04 22:07:31,501 EST] [ERROR] [http-apr-8080-exec-7] [com.fatwire.logging.cs] Error response from posting url <html><head><title>Apache Tomcat/7.0.39 - Error report</title><style><!--H1 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:22px;} H2 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:16px;} H3 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:14px;} BODY {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:black;background-color:white;} B {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;} P {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;background:white;color:black;font-size:12px;}A {color : black;}A.name {color : black;}HR {color : #525D76;}--></style> </head><body><h1>HTTP Status 500 - Property exception! Illegal working folder:./dispatcher/</h1><HR size="1" noshade="noshade"><p><b>type</b> Exception report</p><p><b>message</b> <u>Property exception! Illegal working folder:./dispatcher/</u></p><p><b>description</b> <u>The server encountered an internal error that prevented it from fulfilling this request.</u></p><p><b>exception</b> <pre>javax.servlet.ServletException: Property exception! Illegal working folder:./dispatcher/
       com.openmarket.Batch.Manager.init(Manager.java:118)
       javax.servlet.GenericServlet.init(GenericServlet.java:160)
       org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:472)
       org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:99)
       org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve.invoke(AccessLogValve.java:947)
       org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:408)
       org.apache.coyote.http11.AbstractHttp11Processor.process(AbstractHttp11Processor.java:1009)
       org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$AbstractConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:589)
       org.apache.tomcat.util.net.AprEndpoint$SocketWithOptionsProcessor.run(AprEndpoint.java:1810)
       java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:895)
       java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:918)
       java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)
</pre></p><p><b>note</b> <u>The full stack trace of the root cause is available in the Apache Tomcat/7.0.39 logs.</u></p><HR size="1" noshade="noshade"><h3>Apache Tomcat/7.0.39</h3></body></html>


Cause

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