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  1. DSpace
  2. DS-239

java.net.MalformedURLException: unknown protocol: resource


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Accepted / Claimed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.5.2
    • Fix Version/s: 1.6.1
    • Component/s: XMLUI
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    • Environment:
      Solaris 10, Fedora 9
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      We currently have two instances of dspace that we use, a live dspace and dspacetest.

      Dspacetest was recently (about a month or two ago), upgraded from 1.5.1 to 1.5.2, with no problems. You can see it in all it's glory here: dspacetest.nt.gov.au

      Today, we attempted to upgrade our live dspace instance to 1.5.2. After restarting tomcat though, we got a java.net.MalformedURLException: unknown protocol: resource error (full stack trace included).

      After looking around I found that in 1.5.1 there was a cocoon.xconf which included

      <component-instance class="org.apache.excalibur.source.impl.ResourceSourceFactory" name="resource"/>
      which I assume is pointing to the resource. Looking around I couldn't find cocoon.xconf anywhere in 1.5.2 and thought it must have been removed. But still needing the site to work I included it back in webapps/xmlui/WEB-INF, which still did nothing at the time.

      Looking in webapps/xmlui/WEB-INF/web.xml shows that 1.5.1 included




      but that 1.5.2 doesn't and seems to use DSpaceCocoonServletFilter instead

      After playing around a bit more, moving files here and there, finally I received no more errors and could view the webpage. However it turns out that all I did was return the xmlui/WEB-INF folder to its exact state before upgrading to 1.5.2, so that technically the site was still running on 1.5.1 code.

      What I would like is any assistance if possible, as to why I would get this error on one instance of dspace, after another instance had been upgraded properly.

      To go through my processes for upgrading:

      ran mvn package in src/dspace-1.5.2-src-release
      turned off tomcat (which by the way, both instances of dspace are using the same instance of tomcat)
      ran ant update in src/dspace-1.5.2-src-release/dspace/target/dspace-1.5.2-build.dir
      ran ant update_configs in src/dspace-1.5.2-src-release/dspace/target/dspace-1.5.2-build.dir (which is redudant?)
      restarted tomcat

      If it helps the live site is www.territorystories.nt.gov.au, and though looks good is using 1.5.1 code.

      Jennifer Whalan


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                mdiggory Mark Diggory
                mdiggory Mark Diggory
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