NullPointerException immediately when running freshly installed IDEA 4.5.4

I downloaded the trial of IDEA 4.5.4 for Win32 and the installation went smoothly. However, when trying to run the app (WinXP SP2) I was immedately greeted by a "Fatal Applicaton Error" dialogue with the supplemental text "the invocation of this application has caused an invocationTargetException". This is the error listing:


The result is the same using JRE 1.4.2.02 and 1.5.0.03, including numerous restarts.

I'm a bit dismayed by this since from all I've seen so far I'd really prefer IDEA over NetBeans and Eclipse.

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Hi,

Do you NOT have Administrative privileges on the machine?
I have such problem in this case.

Mike wrote:

I downloaded the trial of IDEA 4.5.4 for Win32 and the installation went smoothly. However, when trying to run the app (WinXP SP2) I was immedately greeted by a "Fatal Applicaton Error" dialogue with the supplemental text "the invocation of this application has caused an invocationTargetException". This is the error listing:

 	at com.intellij.ide.plugins.f.c(f.java:115)
> 	at com.intellij.ide.plugins.f.c(f.java:56)
> 	at com.intellij.ide.plugins.f.a(f.java:198)
> 	at com.intellij.ide.plugins.f.a(f.java:34)
> 	at com.intellij.ide.plugins.f.a(f.java:13)
> 	at com.intellij.idea.Main.main(Main.java:16)
> 	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:324)
> 	at com.zerog.lax.LAX.launch(DashoA8113)
> 	at com.zerog.lax.LAX.main(DashoA8113)]]>


The result is the same using JRE 1.4.2.02 and 1.5.0.03, including numerous restarts.

I'm a bit dismayed by this since from all I've seen so far I'd really prefer IDEA over NetBeans and Eclipse.



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Maxim Mossienko
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I have full admin priviliges: it is my local machine I'm trying to install on. I've even gone so far as to remove all prior Java installations to start from a clean slate, installed the 1.4.2.08 JDK for maximum compatability and tried again, with exaclty the same result.

I've searched for previous versions of IDEA to test for the same error but none seem to be available.

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Did you happen to have a previous version of IDEA installed with some older
plugins?

"Mike" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
news:23351001.1118788614067.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net...
>I have full admin priviliges: it is my local machine I'm trying to install
>on. I've even gone so far as to remove all prior Java installations to
>start from a clean slate, installed the 1.4.2.08 JDK for maximum
>compatability and tried again, with exaclty the same result.
>

I've searched for previous versions of IDEA to test for the same error but
none seem to be available.



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No, clean slate, no previous versions installed - I've never before used IDEA. Clean install --> run --> die from nullPointerException

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Did you install IDEA in a directory with containing strange characters (like #) by any chance?

Bas

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Thanks for the reply!

I had indeed installed it into a win32 long filename catalogue with spaces and brackets in the path, approx. like "[ development ]\IDEA". I've reinstalled it to the default location and now it runs.

I'm happy to have got it to run but I hope that future versions will enjoy the company of Win32 long filenames better.

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I'm glad you got it to work.

Apparently the problem is an unfortunate side effect of the installer used (Zero G InstallAnywhere). The next version (5.0) will use a different installer, which should not have this problem. It's already possible to download an early access version of the next version and try it out. However I would not recommend it if you're evaluating or just starting to use Intellij IDEA, as it has some rough edges.

Bas

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