setup wizard installation error

Im getting this error, I did and installed everything what step by step guide says.

Installing EAR version of confluence on tomcat5.

Im running linux rhel 5 as a VM with no GUI.

The following error(s) occurred:

  • Configuring the database failed. Couldn't create the database schema.
  • Error creating bean with name 'xhtmlMailContentProcessor' defined in class path resource [applicationContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'xhtmlXslTransformer' while setting constructor argument; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'xhtmlXslTransformer' defined in class path resource [renderingContext.xml]: Instantiation of bean failed; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.BeanInstantiationException: Could not instantiate bean class [com.atlassian.confluence.xml.XhtmlXalanXslTransformer]: Constructor threw exception; nested exception is java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory.newInstance(Ljava/lang/String;Ljava/lang/ClassLoader;)Ljavax/xml/transform/TransformerFactory;

4 answers

Hi Vitally,

I suspect that the JDK you are using for Confluence is not compatible/supported. See supported JDK (Oracle) at (assuming you are using Confluence 4.1 at the moment)


I am also running into the same issue. Trying to install

Confluence 4.2.13 on tomcat5.

tomcat5.exe was running with JDK1.6.0_04, which is listed as compatible version.

JAVA_HOME was also set to JDK1.6.0_04.

Any ideas?

Hi Vality and sudheer,

Did you install Tomcat from RPM? If so that might be the problem. Refer to the knowledgebase article in for a fix.

Cheers, Harry.

Thanks for the link Harry. Mine is windows environment and Tomcat was installed using the installer version. It has xml-apis.jar, which seem to have javax/xml/transform/TransformerFactory. Once I deleted it from the 'endorsed' folder, the issue went away.


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