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ZBuild Setup Windows 7 Test Host Connection gets java.lang.nullNullPointerException

JAMES KENNELLY (3189) | asked May 25 '13, 9:36 a.m.

I have Windows XP and Windows 7 systems and have installed the latest RTC RDz 4.0.1
The zBuild Server server information is identical for both systems,

When doing a test for XP it works but for Win 7 it fails with the exception.

Any ideas?

Checked for s/w updates and none were found.

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Justin Spotts (261) | answered May 29 '13, 11:37 a.m.
edited May 29 '13, 11:38 a.m.
I just encountered this error.  I think the issue is how Windows 7 treats specific folders.  I found that the issue arises if I use any directory under C:\Users or either of the C:\Progam Files. 

To fix I made a C:\BUILD directory and made sure it was not Read Only.  Then in the zBuild Setup --> Build Base Directory, set the location to C:\BUILD.

I am sure you can use whatever directory name you want, just keep it out of c:\users and c:\program files.

If that doesn't work, I also have heard that at older levels of zBuild (2.0.x) you may have to also setup a Windows Environment variable.

System properties --> Advanced --> Environment Variables --> System Variables --> New
Variable Name: B390_BUILD_PATH
Variable Value: C:\BUILD\

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JAMES KENNELLY (3189) | answered May 29 '13, 9:31 p.m.
Thank you, adding the Variable fixed the problem.

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