Error starting 5646

Hi there,

I have the same issue I had a while ago with 5622. After a clean install
in a new directory (I keep several IDEA versions around, in a directory structure
like this: C:\Program Files\JetBrains\Demetra\IntelliJ IDEA xxxx, each version
with its own directory, for the EAP builds), IDEA refuses to start with the
exception listed below (and the content of the bin directory gets deleted).

I even tried to remove the system and config directories (and then reinstalled
in a clean location), thinking that maybe some old settings cause this issue.
No luck...

Is it possible that the install program copies some settings from older installations?

Andrei


java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.io.File.]]>(File.java:194)
at com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getHomePath(PathManager.java:83)
at com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getBinPath(PathManager.java:196)
at com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.loadProperties(PathManager.java:311)
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.initClassloader(PluginManager.java:127)
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.bootstrap(PluginManager.java:373)
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:159)
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:339)
at com.intellij.idea.Main.main(Main.java:61)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)


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It's not just you, I'm getting this as well. Just won't start.

Guy

Andrei Oprea wrote:

Hi there,

I have the same issue I had a while ago with 5622. After a clean install
in a new directory (I keep several IDEA versions around, in a directory
structure like this: C:\Program Files\JetBrains\Demetra\IntelliJ IDEA
xxxx, each version with its own directory, for the EAP builds), IDEA
refuses to start with the exception listed below (and the content of the
bin directory gets deleted).

I even tried to remove the system and config directories (and then
reinstalled in a clean location), thinking that maybe some old settings
cause this issue. No luck...

Is it possible that the install program copies some settings from older
installations?

Andrei


java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.io.File.<init>(File.java:194)
at
com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getHomePath(PathManager.java:83)

at
com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getBinPath(PathManager.java:196)

at
com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.loadProperties(PathManager.java:311)

at
com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.initClassloader(PluginManager.java:127)

at
com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.bootstrap(PluginManager.java:373)
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:159)
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:339)
at com.intellij.idea.Main.main(Main.java:61)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at
sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)

at
sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)

at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)


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A bit more delving.

This is a clean install, there is no .IntelliJIdea60 directory in my
home dir, there is no .IntelliJIdea50 either.

I start up intellij expecting some setting migration dialog and I get
the same stack and every file in the bin directory except idea.exe has
been deleted.

Guy

Guy Gascoigne-Piggford wrote:

It's not just you, I'm getting this as well. Just won't start.

Guy

Andrei Oprea wrote:

>> Hi there,
>>
>> I have the same issue I had a while ago with 5622. After a clean install
>> in a new directory (I keep several IDEA versions around, in a directory
>> structure like this: C:\Program Files\JetBrains\Demetra\IntelliJ IDEA
>> xxxx, each version with its own directory, for the EAP builds), IDEA
>> refuses to start with the exception listed below (and the content of the
>> bin directory gets deleted).
>>
>> I even tried to remove the system and config directories (and then
>> reinstalled in a clean location), thinking that maybe some old settings
>> cause this issue. No luck...
>>
>> Is it possible that the install program copies some settings from older
>> installations?
>>
>> Andrei
>>
>>
>> java.lang.NullPointerException
>> at java.io.File.(File.java:194) >> at >> com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getHomePath(PathManager.java:83) >> >> at >> com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getBinPath(PathManager.java:196) >> >> at >> com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.loadProperties(PathManager.java:311) >> >> at >> com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.initClassloader(PluginManager.java:127) >> >> at >> com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.bootstrap(PluginManager.java:373) >> at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:159) >> at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:339) >> at com.intellij.idea.Main.main(Main.java:61) >> at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) >> at >> sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39) >> >> at >> sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25) >> >> at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585) >> at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source) >> at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source) >> >>]]>


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-- Guy Gascoigne-Piggford
www.wyrdrune.com
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A bit more delving.

This is a clean install, there is no .IntelliJIdea60 directory in my
home dir, there is no .IntelliJIdea50 either.

I start up intellij expecting some setting migration dialog and I get
the same stack and every file in the bin directory except idea.exe has
been deleted.


At least I know I'm not going crazy... :)

The same thing happens to me. The only way I managed to move forward was
to use the bin directory from an older build (same way I was able to use
5622).

Best,
Andrei


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Unfortunately I don't have one of those handy so I'll go back to 5.1
until there's a version that runs.

BTW has anyone managed to run 5646?

Guy

Andrei Oprea wrote:
>> A bit more delving.
>>
>> This is a clean install, there is no .IntelliJIdea60 directory in my
>> home dir, there is no .IntelliJIdea50 either.
>>
>> I start up intellij expecting some setting migration dialog and I get
>> the same stack and every file in the bin directory except idea.exe has
>> been deleted.
>>


At least I know I'm not going crazy... :)

The same thing happens to me. The only way I managed to move forward was
to use the bin directory from an older build (same way I was able to use
5622).

Best,
Andrei


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-- Guy Gascoigne-Piggford
www.wyrdrune.com
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Jetbrains,

Any comments on this? Is there anything we should try?

Best,
Andrei


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So from other comments it's clear that other people are able to run
build 5646 and I have to assume that they aren't all just copying their
bin directory from some older build to make it actually run.

Surely we aren't the only two people with this problem?

Jetbrains, anyone, got any guesses what is actually causing the problem?

Guy

Guy Gascoigne-Piggford wrote:

Unfortunately I don't have one of those handy so I'll go back to 5.1
until there's a version that runs.

BTW has anyone managed to run 5646?

Guy

Andrei Oprea wrote:

>>> A bit more delving.
>>>
>>> This is a clean install, there is no .IntelliJIdea60 directory in my
>>> home dir, there is no .IntelliJIdea50 either.
>>>
>>> I start up intellij expecting some setting migration dialog and I get
>>> the same stack and every file in the bin directory except idea.exe has
>>> been deleted.
>>>
>> At least I know I'm not going crazy... :)
>>
>> The same thing happens to me. The only way I managed to move forward was
>> to use the bin directory from an older build (same way I was able to use
>> 5622).
>>
>> Best,
>> Andrei
>>
>>


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-- Guy Gascoigne-Piggford
www.wyrdrune.com
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I'm running the EAP builds with idea.bat and except the $@%& broken CVS, #5646 works fine for me.

Sascha

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OK, a brand new install of 5661 and I get exactly the same stack:

java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.io.File.]]>(File.java:194)
at
com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getHomePath(PathManager.java:83)
at
com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getBinPath(PathManager.java:196)
at
com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.loadProperties(PathManager.java:311)
at
com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.initClassloader(PluginManager.java:92)
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.bootstrap(PluginManager.java:67)
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:255)
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:128)
at com.intellij.idea.Main.main(Main.java:9)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at
sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at
sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)


I drop a copy of the old bin dir in place it'll work, but whatever's
broken here is still broken.

BTW I couldn't find another report of this so it's posted as
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-9213.

Guy

Sascha Weinreuter wrote:

I'm running the EAP builds with idea.bat and except the $@%& broken CVS, #5646 works fine for me.

Sascha


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www.wyrdrune.com
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