Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 718315
auto-installer appending blank properties when installing on Oracle
Last modified: 2012-02-07 14:28:08 EST
While doing a silent upgrade install w/ an Oracle db, I saw the
following in the server log:
2011-06-30 16:45:05,383 INFO
[org.rhq.enterprise.installer.ConfigurationBean] Oracle does not need to
port and db-name individually set, skipping
I then looked at my rhq-server.properties file and noticed some new
lines had been appended to it, presumably by the installer:
This doesn't seem right, because I already have all four of these props
defined in rhq-server.properties:
rhq.server.database.password = -17408cdce5dc39fc
rhq.server.database.server-name = foo.redhat.com
rhq.server.database.port = 1521
rhq.server.database.db-name = JON
I'm guessing the appending of the db-name, server-name, and port props
are related to the log message above. I have no idea why the password
prop was appended.
My upgrade happened to fail, so I attempted to run the installer a
second time but got the following error in the server log, presumably
caused by the "rhq.server.database.password=jon" line which was appended
to the properties file:
2011-06-30 17:34:55,274 FATAL
[org.rhq.enterprise.installer.ConfigurationBean] Could not decrypt the
password for some reason - auto-installation failed
java.lang.Exception: Decoding db password failed:
Caused by: java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "jon"
I've hit this several times now
this was posted to rhq-devel mailing list today by ips
the main problem is the spaces surrounding the "=". Unknown why this is behaving like that (I thought the Java Properties API supported "a = b" as well as "a=b", but whatever code is used, it doesn't like the spaces).
So, to fix the problem, don't use spaces around "=". So you want:
I found that this is a limitation in the RHQ utility PropertiesFileUpdate. This is the utility that we use to "update" or "modify" a properties file where we can change the value of a property value (the right side of the equals sign) by reusing the existing line in the .properties file that already defines the property name (the left side of the equals sign).
I fixed the code and added a unit test. Should be in master today or sometime soon.
That said, I do not know why "jon" ended up as your password default. I suspect its probably grabbing it as a default from some build artifact, but I really don't know. In any event, I think fixing this spaces-around-equals is going to fix this anyway.
verified 8/9/2011 build. tested adding leading and trailing spaces to oracle configuration information. verifying the connection to oracle.
changing status of VERIFIED BZs for JON 2.4.2 and JON 3.0 to CLOSED/CURRENTRELEASE