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2.1 won't launch on Tomcat

Question asked by sanct on Nov 27, 2008
Hi,

I'm a first-time installerr of Alfresco, and I've run into an issue that I don't seem to be able to get rid of. The following errors seem to appear no matter what I do. Could anyone help me?

OS: CentOs 5.2 (x86_64)
Kernel: 2.6.18-92

MySQL: 5.0.45
Java: JRE 1.5.0-16
Tomcat: 5.5.26
Alfresco: alfresco-community-war-2.1.0

I have tried:

* Changing HSQL to MYSQL and back does not help
* alf_data directory is defined as an absolute path and writable by tomcat
* MySQL java jar packet is in <tomcat>/common/lib/mysql-connector-java-5.1.7-bin.jar
* Changed file server ports on Alfresco file-servers.xml to point to port numbers > 1024
* Tried emptying alf_data directory and the MYSQL database (which was tableless to start with)
* Have run db_setup.sql
* Have followed instructions in http://wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/Database_Configuration
* -Xms512M -Xmx768M


Here's the log excerpt:

Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener lifecycleEvent
INFO: The Apache Tomcat Native library which allows optimal performance in production environments was not found on the java.library.path: /home/jfclere/jakarta-tomcat-connectors/jni/native/.libs
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11BaseProtocol init
INFO: Initializing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-[IP REMOVED]-8080
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina load
INFO: Initialization processed in 666 ms
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.catalina.users.MemoryUserDatabase save
WARNING: User database is not persistable - no write permissions on directory
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService start
INFO: Starting service Catalina
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine start
INFO: Starting Servlet Engine: Apache Tomcat/5.5.26
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost start
INFO: XML validation disabled
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContext log
INFO: org.apache.webapp.balancer.BalancerFilter: init(): ruleChain: [org.apache.webapp.balancer.RuleChain: [org.apache.webapp.balancer.rules.URLStringMatchRule: Target string: News / Redirect URL: http://www.cnn.com], [org.apache.webapp.balancer.rules.RequestParameterRule: Target param name: paramName / Target param value: paramValue / Redirect URL: http://www.yahoo.com], [org.apache.webapp.balancer.rules.AcceptEverythingRule: Redirect URL: http://jakarta.apache.org]]
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContext log
INFO: ContextListener: contextInitialized()
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:23 AM org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContext log
INFO: SessionListener: contextInitialized()
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:24 AM org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContext log
INFO: ContextListener: contextInitialized()
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:24 AM org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContext log
INFO: SessionListener: contextInitialized()
10:09:36,628 WARN  [remoting.rmi.RmiRegistryFactoryBean] Could not detect RMI registry - creating new one
10:09:37,006 ERROR [web.context.ContextLoader] Context initialization failed
org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'dictionaryRepositoryBootstrap' defined in class path resource [alfresco/core-services-context.xml]: Invocation of init method failed; nested exception is org.alfresco.error.AlfrescoRuntimeException: Failure during rollback: org.alfresco.repo.dictionary.DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap$1@47fe256b
Caused by:
org.alfresco.error.AlfrescoRuntimeException: Failure during rollback: org.alfresco.repo.dictionary.DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap$1@47fe256b
   at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:281)
   at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:155)
   at org.alfresco.repo.dictionary.DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap.bootstrap(DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap.java:134)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.invokeCustomInitMethod(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1160)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.invokeInitMethods(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1122)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.initializeBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1085)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:429)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory$1.getObject(AbstractBeanFactory.java:250)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.getSingleton(DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.java:141)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:247)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:161)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultListableBeanFactory.preInstantiateSingletons(DefaultListableBeanFactory.java:273)
   at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:346)
   at org.springframework.web.context.support.AbstractRefreshableWebApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractRefreshableWebApplicationContext.java:156)
   at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.createWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:246)
   at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.initWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:184)
   at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:49)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(StandardContext.java:3764)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4216)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:760)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:740)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:544)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectory(HostConfig.java:926)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectories(HostConfig.java:889)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployApps(HostConfig.java:492)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.start(HostConfig.java:1149)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.lifecycleEvent(HostConfig.java:311)
   at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:120)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1022)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(StandardHost.java:736)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1014)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:443)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:448)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:700)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:552)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:295)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at org.apache.commons.daemon.support.DaemonLoader.start(DaemonLoader.java:177)
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: No user transaction is active
   at org.alfresco.util.transaction.SpringAwareUserTransaction.rollback(SpringAwareUserTransaction.java:479)
   at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:276)
   … 48 more
10:09:37,009 ERROR [[Catalina].[localhost].[/alfresco]] Exception sending context initialized event to listener instance of class org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener
org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'dictionaryRepositoryBootstrap' defined in class path resource [alfresco/core-services-context.xml]: Invocation of init method failed; nested exception is org.alfresco.error.AlfrescoRuntimeException: Failure during rollback: org.alfresco.repo.dictionary.DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap$1@47fe256b
Caused by:
org.alfresco.error.AlfrescoRuntimeException: Failure during rollback: org.alfresco.repo.dictionary.DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap$1@47fe256b
   at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:281)
   at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:155)
   at org.alfresco.repo.dictionary.DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap.bootstrap(DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap.java:134)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.invokeCustomInitMethod(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1160)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.invokeInitMethods(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1122)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.initializeBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1085)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:429)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory$1.getObject(AbstractBeanFactory.java:250)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.getSingleton(DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.java:141)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:247)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:161)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultListableBeanFactory.preInstantiateSingletons(DefaultListableBeanFactory.java:273)
   at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:346)
   at org.springframework.web.context.support.AbstractRefreshableWebApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractRefreshableWebApplicationContext.java:156)
   at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.createWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:246)
   at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.initWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:184)
   at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:49)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(StandardContext.java:3764)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4216)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:760)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:740)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:544)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectory(HostConfig.java:926)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectories(HostConfig.java:889)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployApps(HostConfig.java:492)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.start(HostConfig.java:1149)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.lifecycleEvent(HostConfig.java:311)
   at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:120)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1022)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(StandardHost.java:736)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1014)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:443)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:448)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:700)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:552)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:295)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at org.apache.commons.daemon.support.DaemonLoader.start(DaemonLoader.java:177)
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: No user transaction is active
   at org.alfresco.util.transaction.SpringAwareUserTransaction.rollback(SpringAwareUserTransaction.java:479)
   at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:276)
   … 48 more
10:09:37,012 ERROR [[Catalina].[localhost].[/alfresco]] Exception sending context initialized event to listener instance of class org.alfresco.web.app.ContextListener
org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'dictionaryRepositoryBootstrap' defined in class path resource [alfresco/core-services-context.xml]: Invocation of init method failed; nested exception is org.alfresco.error.AlfrescoRuntimeException: Failure during rollback: org.alfresco.repo.dictionary.DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap$1@47fe256b
Caused by:
org.alfresco.error.AlfrescoRuntimeException: Failure during rollback: org.alfresco.repo.dictionary.DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap$1@47fe256b
   at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:281)
   at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:155)
   at org.alfresco.repo.dictionary.DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap.bootstrap(DictionaryRepositoryBootstrap.java:134)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.invokeCustomInitMethod(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1160)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.invokeInitMethods(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1122)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.initializeBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1085)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:429)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory$1.getObject(AbstractBeanFactory.java:250)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.getSingleton(DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.java:141)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:247)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:161)
   at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultListableBeanFactory.preInstantiateSingletons(DefaultListableBeanFactory.java:273)
   at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:346)
   at org.springframework.web.context.support.AbstractRefreshableWebApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractRefreshableWebApplicationContext.java:156)
   at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.createWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:246)
   at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.initWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:184)
   at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:49)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(StandardContext.java:3764)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4216)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:760)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:740)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:544)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectory(HostConfig.java:926)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectories(HostConfig.java:889)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployApps(HostConfig.java:492)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.start(HostConfig.java:1149)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.lifecycleEvent(HostConfig.java:311)
   at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:120)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1022)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(StandardHost.java:736)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1014)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:443)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:448)
   at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:700)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:552)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:295)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
   at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
   at org.apache.commons.daemon.support.DaemonLoader.start(DaemonLoader.java:177)
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: No user transaction is active
   at org.alfresco.util.transaction.SpringAwareUserTransaction.rollback(SpringAwareUserTransaction.java:479)
   at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:276)
   … 48 more
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:37 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext start
SEVERE: Error listenerStart
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:37 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext start
SEVERE: Context [/alfresco] startup failed due to previous errors
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:37 AM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11BaseProtocol start
INFO: Starting Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-[IP REMOVED]-8080
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:37 AM org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket init
INFO: JK: ajp13 listening on /0.0.0.0:8009
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:37 AM org.apache.jk.server.JkMain start
INFO: Jk running ID=0 time=0/19  config=null
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:38 AM org.apache.catalina.storeconfig.StoreLoader load
INFO: Find registry server-registry.xml at classpath resource
Nov 26, 2008 10:09:38 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina start
INFO: Server startup in 14967 ms


Relevant (=modified) portions of the configuration files:

<tomcat>/shared/classes/extension/custom-repository.properties
dir.root=/usr/local/apache-tomcat-5.5.26/bin/alf_data

db.username=alfresco
db.password=alfresco
db.pool.initial=10
db.pool.max=100

db.schema.update=false
# (tried also with db.schema.update=true)

db.driver=org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver
db.url=jdbc:mysql://localhost/alfresco

<tomcat>/shared/classes/extension/custom-hibernate-dialect.properties
hibernate.dialect=org.hibernate.dialect.MySQLInnoDBDialect

<tomcat>/webapps/alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/repository.properties
dir.root=/usr/local/apache-tomcat-5.5.26/bin/alf_data

db.url=jdbc:mysql://localhost/${db.name}

<tomcat>/webapps/alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/file-servers.xml
<tcpipSMB port="1445" platforms="linux,solaris,macosx"/>
      <netBIOSSMB sessionPort="1139" namePort="1137" datagramPort="1138" platforms="linux,solaris,macosx"/>

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