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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: Geronimo 2.1 and OS X
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 19:42:09 GMT

On Mar 19, 2008, at 3:17 PM, Mark Aufdencamp wrote:

> Hey Guys,
> I've been trying to get 2.1 running on my iBook.  Running into a  
> couple
> of problems and could use some help.
> 1. Safari doesn't like the binary download link.  I grabbed Firefox to
> download the 2.1 binary, but would hate to see other Mac user
> discouraged from using Geronimo as a result of a bad link to the
> download.  I'm not sure why it doesnt like the .tar.gz link, but it
> tries to add a .html extension to the file (.tar.gz.html).  I'm  
> willing
> to assist on this if I can be of help.

Hi Mark,
Heh. I've been living with that for a while. I normally download .zip  
images to avoid. There aren't any differences between our .zip and  
tar.gz images.

I have this same problem on other apache project downloads. If there's  
a way to fix, it would be great.

> 2. I extracted the binary and configured it in MyEclipse as a Geronimo
> 2.1 server.  When I start the server it dies on the remote-deploy- 
> tomcat
> GBean.  (stack trace below)
> 3. Utilizing the latest OS X 10.4.11 JVM - 1.5.0_13.  I think:) its
> apples latest production release.
> Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
> 	at
> 	at java.util.HashMap.put(
> 	at java.util.Collections$SynchronizedMap.put(
> 	at  
> org 
> .apache 
> .geronimo 
> .security.ContextManager.registerSubject(
> 	at  
> org 
> .apache 
> 	... 38 more

I'm not sure how this applies to your MyEclipse environment, but this  
same error occurs when you try to run Geronimo with a bad JRE_HOME/ 
JAVA_HOME setting. On my Mac, I have the following JAVA_HOME:

export JAVA_HOME=/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/ 


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