E-WL: Smart Update Fails to Install WebLogic 10.3 Patches when Using Command-Line Interface: Error: '"Thread-0" java.lang.NullPointerException...at java.io.File....' (Doc ID 1570036.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.50 to 8.53 [Release 8.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When installing a patch via the Smart Update (aka "bsu") tool, the following error is issued when using the command-line interface to apply patch:

 

STEPS TO RECREATE
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The issue can be reproduced with the following steps:
  1. Go to <WL_HOME>/utils/bsu
  2. Issue a command to install a patch.  Example:
      C:\Oracle\utils\bsu>bsu -install -patch_download_dir=C:\Oracle/utils/bsu/cache_dir -patchlist=D33T -prod_dir=C:\Oracle\wlserver_10.3
  3. The above error is issued.
 



Cause

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