I've performed a brand new, clean install of Confluence 4.1.2 and it breaks immediately when I click on the link to view Demonstration Space.
The link in question is http://localhost:8090/display/ds which gets redirected to http://localhost:8090/spaces where I'm presented with a 'Page Not Found' page.
I've attached the log file, as I have absolutely no clue why it is doing this. It seems to break during execution of code in the Spaces Directory Plugin, and seems to also be complaining about a missing session and lazy initialization that has failed.
If anyone can help with this, it would be very much appreciated.
Are you using MS SQL Server? If so you might be hitting the issues documented at http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONF210/Known+Issues+For+SQL+Server
The above document suggests updating the jTDS driver to 1.0.3 or later.
Hope that helps,
I should have remembered earlier to just use the first line of the Java Exception message to search Support. I've found the issue is already known and still unresolved, but it seems that if you don't choose the Demo data during the install, you can bypass the bug. So I just reinstalled choosing to go with an empty site. Thanks for your diligent help.
Just checking the simplest solution, in case it's the right one... :)
Is it possible that your Confluence site doesn't include the Demonstration space? When you install Confluence, you can choose to include/exclude that space. The choice is offered during the Setup Wizard. If you chose "Production Installation" and then "Empty Site" (instead of "Example Site") then the Demonstration space is not installed.
The documentation has some screenshots that will help explain what I mean:
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