[opencms-dev] Tripping people up during installation
jeff_taylor_j at yahoo.com
Mon May 12 09:58:02 CEST 2003
New to OpenCMS - here are a few issues that are going to trip people up
- and which have so far prevented me installing your product:
a) You mislead all users of Microsoft's SQL driver by calling the
Merant driver the Microsoft Driver. For a long time now Microsoft has
used it's own driver (bought from Merant I think), which has a different
URI and a different classname....
Please rename the "Microsoft" one that you have to Merant.
Also include a real Microsoft one (which I think is free, and probably
will get more use).
b) On doing some research, I edited the opencms.properties file.
After editing the driverclassname/url, separately in either emacs
or vi, I ALWAYS get this particularly unhelpful message:
<12-May-2003 08:36:07 BST> <Error> <HTTP> <101017>
ncms)] Root cause of ServletException java.lang.NullPointerException
I get this after entering DB info inthe setup screeen. I do have the
-Dfile.encoding thing on, because when I didn't I got stopped
at some prior screen.
Can someobdy please tell me what that means, how to fix it? (And
perhaps make the error message more helpful for others)
Thanks in advance.
PS. Running WL 7 on W2K on JDK1.4.1
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