Trying to Start up Oracle Containers for J2EE 10.1.3 Instance Fails with 'org.apache.xalan.processor.TransformerFactoryImpl could not be instantiated' (Doc ID 604647.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Containers for J2EE - Version 10.1.3.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After making changes to the server properties as mentioned in Oracle® Enterprise Taxation Management Installation Guide 2.15 :

Oracle Application Server Admin Console - Initial Set Up
The following activities must be completed before installing any of the Oracle Framework or
Enterprise Taxation Management applications.
Make sure to apply all your changes.
· Please use Oracle’s Enterprise Manager Application Server Console to create a new OC4J
instance called: SPLWG
· Set Command Line Options from SPLWG instance under Administration - Server Properties:
Enter the following under the section: Start-parameters: Java Options
-Djava.security.policy=$ORACLE_HOME/j2ee/SPLWG/config/java2.policy
-Xbootclasspath/a:<ORACLE HOME>/jdbc/lib/ojdbc14.jar:$SPLEBASE/etc/xalan-2.7.0.jar
$SPLEBASE/etc/serializer-2.7.0.jar
-Djava.awt.headless=true
-Dhttp.webdir.enable=false
-Dfile.encoding=ISO8859_1
-server -Xrs -Xms800M -Xmx800M -XX:MaxPermSize=300m
-Djavax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory=org.apache.xalan.processor.TransformerFactoryImpl
Note: Replace <ORACLE HOME> with the content of the $ORACLE_HOME variable on the appserver
where Oracle Application Server is installed. Replace <$SPLEBASE> with the content of the
$SPLEBASE variable of your environment.


The OC4J instance "SPLWG" cannot be restarted.


The following topology members could not be restarted due to errors:

OC4J SPLWG in Application Server ias10131.xxxx
due to the following error:
0 of 1 processes restarted.




In OC4J log file default_group~SPLWG~default_group~1.log , the following error is reported:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
/u01/oraetm/etmapp/etc/xalan-2/7/0/jar;/u01/oraetm/etmapp/etc/serializer-2/7/0/jar
08/06/10 16:32:16 Start process
08/06/10 16:32:29 WARNING: Application.setConfig Application: default is in failed state as
initialization failed.
javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactoryConfigurationError: Provider
org.apache.xalan.processor.TransformerFactoryImpl could not be instantiated:
java.lang.NullPointerException
08/06/10 16:32:29 Error initializing server: Application: default is in failed state as
initialization failed
08/06/10 16:32:35 Fatal error: server exiting

Cause

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