Web Server and Reveleus Server Will Not Properly Start After Applying OFSAAI 7.2.11 Patch (Doc ID 1506620.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 16, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure - Version 7.2.11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure (OFSAAI) - Version 7.2
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA) - Version 5.x

Symptoms

On OFSAAI 7.2.11 after applying the 7.2.11 patch from 7.2.7, Apache will not start. The following error occurs:

ERROR
08-Nov-2012 12:12:37.830 INFO org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.validateJarFile validateJarFile(/app/springsource/tcServer/springsource-tc-server-node/tc-ofsa/webapps/OFSAAI/WEB-INF/lib/wsclient_extended.jar) - jar not loaded. See Servlet Spec 2.3, section 9.7.2. Offending class: javax/servlet/Servlet.class
08-Nov-2012 12:12:38.23 SEVERE org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.fatalError Parse Fatal Error at line 617 column 5: The string "--" is not permitted within comments.
org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: The string "--" is not permitted within comments.
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.util.ErrorHandlerWrapper.createSAXParseException(ErrorHandlerWrapper.java:195)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.util.ErrorHandlerWrapper.fatalError(ErrorHandlerWrapper.java:174)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLErrorReporter.reportError(XMLErrorReporter.java:388)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLScanner.reportFatalError(XMLScanner.java:1427)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLScanner.scanComment(XMLScanner.java:787)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanComment(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:1040)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl$FragmentContentDriver.next(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:2954)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentScannerImpl.next(XMLDocumentScannerImpl.java:647)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanDocument(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:511)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:808)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:737)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XMLParser.parse(XMLParser.java:119)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.parse(AbstractSAXParser.java:1205)
  at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.jaxp.SAXParserImpl$JAXPSAXParser.parse(SAXParserImpl.java:522)
  at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.parse(Digester.java:1664)
  at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.applicationWebConfig(ContextConfig.java:365)
  at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.start(ContextConfig.java:1072)

STEPS
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Apply Patch: 13618419: ANALYTICAL APPLICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE 7.2 SERVICE PACK #11 (7.2.11)
2. Complete all post configuration steps.
3. Attempt to start OFSAA services.

Cause

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