HTTP Status 500 - Exception occurred while rendering template 'templates/jira/appconsistency/jiralocked.vm'.

Our IT admins changed the domain and hostnames of our JIRA instance, so I changed the hostname of the JIRA computer accordingly. For an unknown reason this did not work out and it was decided to revert to the initial hostnames and so. Hence I put back the original domain and hostnames on the computer. Now JIRA does not start anymore with the error mentioned below when trying to access it via http://localhost:8080/jira:

HTTP Status 500 - Exception occurred while rendering template 'templates/jira/appconsistency/jiralocked.vm'.


type Exception report

message Exception occurred while rendering template 'templates/jira/appconsistency/jiralocked.vm'.

description The server encountered an internal error that prevented it from fulfilling this request.

exception

javax.servlet.ServletException: Exception occurred while rendering template 'templates/jira/appconsistency/jiralocked.vm'.
	com.atlassian.jira.startup.JiraStartupChecklistFilter.doFilter(JiraStartupChecklistFilter.java:102)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.MultipartBoundaryCheckFilter.doFilter(MultipartBoundaryCheckFilter.java:41)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.steps.ChainedFilterStepRunner.doFilter(ChainedFilterStepRunner.java:87)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.JiraFirstFilter.doFilter(JiraFirstFilter.java:61)

root cause

java.lang.NullPointerException
	org.apache.velocity.util.introspection.UberspectImpl.getMethod(UberspectImpl.java:183)
	com.atlassian.velocity.htmlsafe.introspection.AnnotationBoxingUberspect.getMethod(AnnotationBoxingUberspect.java:108)
	org.apache.velocity.runtime.parser.node.ASTMethod.execute(ASTMethod.java:192)
	org.apache.velocity.runtime.parser.node.ASTReference.execute(ASTReference.java:262)
	org.apache.velocity.runtime.parser.node.ASTReference.render(ASTReference.java:342)
	org.apache.velocity.runtime.parser.node.ASTBlock.render(ASTBlock.java:72)
	org.apache.velocity.runtime.parser.node.ASTIfStatement.render(ASTIfStatement.java:87)
	org.apache.velocity.runtime.parser.node.SimpleNode.render(SimpleNode.java:336)
	org.apache.velocity.Template.merge(Template.java:328)
	org.apache.velocity.Template.merge(Template.java:235)
	org.apache.velocity.app.VelocityEngine.mergeTemplate(VelocityEngine.java:381)
	com.atlassian.jira.startup.JiraStartupChecklistFilter.doFilter(JiraStartupChecklistFilter.java:98)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.MultipartBoundaryCheckFilter.doFilter(MultipartBoundaryCheckFilter.java:41)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.steps.ChainedFilterStepRunner.doFilter(ChainedFilterStepRunner.java:87)
	com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.JiraFirstFilter.doFilter(JiraFirstFilter.java:61)

note The full stack trace of the root cause is available in the Apache Tomcat/7.0.55 logs.


Apache Tomcat/7.0.55

Do you have any idea what I did wrong?

Thanks!

Yvan

2 answers

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That error suggests that Tomcat is running, but you've relocated JIRA in such a way that it can't find the installation.

I think you need to go into the exact detail of what was changed when your admins changed the hostname, and what you did in JIRA to adapt to it.

Thank you for a swift reply. I think the only thing what could be still wrong is the base URL location of the JIRA instance - which is accessed through the admin panel. Is there another way to change the base URL- so that it at least looks at localhost port 8080

An incorrect base url will just warn you that it is incorrect in the browser. It is not the cause of this problem I'm afraid - you've changed a lot more than that, and it looks like your installation is completely broken.

Yvan : Were you able to fix it? I face the same issue.

The lack of response suggests that they fixed whatever they'd broken in Tomcat without our help.

Try rebooting the server and restarting the application again. Run a ipconfig /dnsflush command on the client.

If all changes have been rolled back the reboot and restart should work.

For future my recommendation would be to test such critical changes first on a test instance.

Pilar

Thank you for this feedback. Unfortunatelly it did not solve my problem, but I will for sure take your recommendations into account.

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