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From Java House <>
Subject Blank app fails to build
Date Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:51:10 GMT

this is my first attempt with Struts.
I am trying to run the Blank App sample application. I tried first by
creating it using the maven archetype and also tried it through the
I am using
JDK 1.8.0_111,
mvn 3.3.9
Struts 2.5.5

when doing mvn clean install
test fails on the getText() method, I am getting null pointer exception
 T E S T S
Running example.ConfigTest
Tests run: 1, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 0.886
sec - in example.ConfigTest
Running example.HelloWorldTest
Tests run: 1, Failures: 0, Errors: 1, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 0.083
sec <<< FAILURE! - in example.HelloWorldTest
testHelloWorld(example.HelloWorldTest)  Time elapsed: 0.082 sec  <<< ERROR!
    at example.HelloWorldTest.testHelloWorld(

I also tried a few older versions of struts but I am always getting
this error. Does anyone has any idea what am I doing wrong?

I am guessing that the getText method fails because it does not find
the properties files.
In the example the properties is under

I even tried to place the file under the java and rename it the same
as the class

but it didn't help

thank you for your support

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