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CA Spectrum Install fails on Linux RHEL 7.4 with Java error: ExceptionInInitializerError

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Article ID: 8747

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Products

CA Spectrum

Issue/Introduction

Java Error: "ExceptionInInitializerError", when starting Spectrum upgrade on Redhat 7.4

Cause

When running an install on RHEL 7.4 the install GUI is opening up after "setuplin.exe" and after the first "progress bar" is nearly done, the error pops up:

(basically after a few seconds from starting the upgrade).

 

Launching installer... 

 

Invocation of this Java Application has caused an ExceptionInInitializerError. This application will now exit. (LAX) 

 

Stack Trace: 

java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 0 

at sun.font.CompositeStrike.getStrikeForSlot(CompositeStrike.java:75) 

at sun.font.CompositeStrike.getFontMetrics(CompositeStrike.java:93) 

at sun.font.FontDesignMetrics.initMatrixAndMetrics(FontDesignMetrics.java:359) 

at sun.font.FontDesignMetrics.<init>(FontDesignMetrics.java:350) 

at sun.font.FontDesignMetrics.getMetrics(FontDesignMetrics.java:302) 

at sun.font.FontDesignMetrics.getMetrics(FontDesignMetrics.java:250) 

at sun.awt.SunToolkit.getFontMetrics(SunToolkit.java:649) 

at Flexeraasf.ab(Unknown Source) 

at Flexeraasf.<clinit>(Unknown Source) 

at com.zerog.ia.installer.LifeCycleManager.a6(Unknown Source) 

at com.zerog.ia.installer.LifeCycleManager.a3(Unknown Source) 

at com.zerog.ia.installer.LifeCycleManager.executeApplication(Unknown Source) 

at com.zerog.ia.installer.Main.main(Unknown Source) 

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) 

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62) 

at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) 

at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498) 

at com.zerog.lax.LAX.launch(Unknown Source) 

at com.zerog.lax.LAX.main(Unknown Source) 

This Application has Unexpectedly Quit: Invocation of this Java Application has caused an ExceptionInInitializerError. This application will now exit. (LAX) 

Environment

Spectrum 10.2.1RedHat 7.4

Resolution

Redhat 7.4 has changed the font configuration with Java. The following link explains a solution on how to change the font being used as default in Redhat 7.4: 

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45569367/upgrade-rhel-from-7-3-to-7-4-arrayindexoutofboundsexception-in-sun-font-composi 

 

Solution mention: 

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RHEL v7.4 (upgraded from v7.3 or fresh install) comes with package stix-fonts. 

When this package is installed, the default font changed from Utopiato STIX So, java now default fonts are mapped to STIX, including thesans-seriffont family 

For whatever reason, the STIX fonts does not seem to play well with java (openjdk+ IBM JDK) and cause exceptions and bad calculated artefacts positionning when using java.awt, which is the case with JasperReports 

We ended creating a file name /etc/fonts/local.conf with this in order to force back Utopia as the default font, used by java.. 

 

<?xml version='1.0'?> 

<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'> 

<fontconfig> 

<alias> 

<family>serif</family> 

<prefer><family>Utopia</family></prefer> 

</alias> 

<alias> 

<family>sans-serif</family> 

<prefer><family>Utopia</family></prefer> 

</alias> 

<alias> 

<family>monospace</family> 

<prefer><family>Utopia</family></prefer> 

</alias> 

<alias> 

<family>dialog</family> 

<prefer><family>Utopia</family></prefer> 

</alias> 

<alias> 

<family>dialoginput</family> 

<prefer><family>Utopia</family></prefer> 

</alias> 

</fontconfig> 

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