Build 5734 still fails on startup

This has been reported by a few people for every build for the last
month or so. When starting IntelliJ, you get this exception and then it
deletes all the files in the bin directory.

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:193) at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.bootstrap(PluginManager.java:248) at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:446) at com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:276) 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) This has been reported in bug http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-9213. Copying over the bin files from an old build seems to fix the problem and whilst that's OK for the eap build, it's certainly not OK for something that's about to be released. I'm happy to believe that this is something about my configuration, but would someone at Jetbrains like to suggest what it is? Thanks - Guy -- Guy Gascoigne-Piggford
www.wyrdrune.com
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Hello Guy Gascoigne-Piggford,

I used to have this problem for a few builds. However, without any change
on my side (I kept installing new builds following the same pattern, in Program
Files\Jetbrains\Demetra\Ideaxxxx), a couple of builds ago the problem dissapeared.
And, so far, everything's fine.

What can I say, don't give up hope. :)

Best,
Andrei



G> This has been reported by a few people for every build for the last
G> month or so. When starting IntelliJ, you get this exception and then
G> it deletes all the files in the bin directory.
G>
G> java.lang.NullPointerException
G> at java.io.File.(File.java:194) G> at G> com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getHomePath(PathManager. G> java:83) G> at G> com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.getBinPath(PathManager.j G> ava:196) G> at G> com.intellij.openapi.application.PathManager.loadProperties(PathManag G> er.java:311) G> at G> com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.initClassloader(PluginManager. G> java:193) G> at G> com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.bootstrap(PluginManager.java:2 G> 48) G> at G> com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:446) G> at G> com.intellij.ide.plugins.PluginManager.main(PluginManager.java:276) G> at com.intellij.idea.Main.main(Main.java:61) G> at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) G> at G> sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl. G> java:39) G> at G> sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAcces G> sorImpl.java:25) G> at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585) G> at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source) G> at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source) G> This has been reported in bug G> http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-9213. G> Copying over the bin files from an old build seems to fix the problem G> and whilst that's OK for the eap build, it's certainly not OK for G> something that's about to be released. G> G> I'm happy to believe that this is something about my configuration, G> but would someone at Jetbrains like to suggest what it is? G> G> Thanks - Guy G>]]>


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