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  1. JSPWiki
  2. JSPWIKI-870

JSPWiki does not start, if tomcat directory path contains a white space



    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 2.10.1
    • 2.10.2
    • Bug found on a mac, but is probably platform independent.


      As described, JSPWiki does not start if run from a directory containing a white space in its path. The problem is, that the policy file is not found/accepted.
      The jspwiki.log contains the following stack trace:

      org.apache.wiki.api.exceptions.WikiException: JSPWiki: Unable to load and setup properties from jspwiki.properties. Failed to start managers: File /Programme/tomcat%20test/webapps/JSPWiki/WEB-INF/jspwiki.policy does not exist, or the SecurityManager prohibited access to it.
      at org.apache.wiki.WikiEngine.<init>(WikiEngine.java:440)
      at org.apache.wiki.WikiEngine.getInstance(WikiEngine.java:370)
      at org.apache.wiki.ui.WikiServletFilter.init(WikiServletFilter.java:82)
      at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterConfig.initFilter(ApplicationFilterConfig.java:279)

      As you can imagine, the problem is the %20 in tomcat%20test. The security manager will check if this file exists, but because of the %20, does not find anything. Of course, the correct file path would be "/Programme/tomcat test/webapps/JSPWiki/WEB-INF/jspwiki.policy".

      I debugged a little bit and think a fix could be very easy: In the AuthorizationManager, the policyFile is instantiated in line 499 using
      File policyFile = new File( policyURL.getPath() );
      The URL contains the encoded white space and getPath() unfortunately does not decode.
      Either the returned path is decoded manually or the URL is transformed into a URI (using toURI()) and then getPath() is called on the URI which returns a decoded path.
      Since this bug was not present in JSPWiki 2.8.x, I guess this URL was an URI in the past...

      Help very much appreciated, this is currently pretty much a blocker for us...


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              metskem Harry Metske
              astriffler Albrecht Striffler
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