Thursday, August 30, 2007

Opendeploy deployment fails with "REQUEST_DENIED"

I am trying to manually kick off a teamsite deployment with opendeploy 6.1, and i get this error:

Executing(ant): /app/OpenDeployNG/bin/iwodcmd start ddconfig.xml -k iwdd=deployment1

Locating OpenDeploy service.
Got OpenDeploy service
>>>>>-- Start deployment ddconfig.
iwodstart running in default synchronous mode.
Need to wait for deployment to complete.
***ERROR - Starting deployment.
Caught exception. Details: REQUEST_DENIED

in [OD_HOME]\bin run the following command as root:
./iwodauthorize -r add od-admin [user you tried to deploy as]
so in my case:
./iwodauthorize -r add od-admin ant

then list all the users who can run deployments, just to check if it worked:
./iwodauthorize -r list od-admin

Monday, August 27, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

SQL: using rownum to make new primary keys for insert



the old uids stopped at 1002403148 and i needed to reinsert everything from the same table but changing one column value.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.hibernate.hql.antlr.HqlBaseParser.recover

After a deployment to our prod server, some pages do not display and we see this error in the logs:
java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.hibernate.hql.antlr.HqlBaseParser.recover(Lantlr/RecognitionException;Lantlr/collections/impl/BitSet;)V

It smells like a lib issue, but its not, its actually an HQL syntax issue

the offending HQL was this - can you spot the problem:
'select dattrDesc, dattrDesc.deviceLocalContent.displayName, dattrDesc.deviceLocalContent.deviceContentId, dattrDesc.attributeName, dattrDesc.attributeValue,, '', '', '' from DeviceAttributes dattrDesc'
this thing was commited into a database table.

This part , '', '', '' created an issue, it should have been , '''', '''', '''' to escape the quotes for SQL.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

teamsite does not support NCLOBs, deployments fail

We were recently faced with a problem where some teamsite "submit" deployments would fail if they contained NCLOBs. Teamsite support got back to us and told us that hey dont acctually support NCLOB datatype?!!!!!!? yes that doesnt make sense since they claim to be this great content management system. We need NCLOBs to support large strings of international chars.

Funny part was that some deployments would succeed while others would fail.

It turned out that opendeploy comes with its own oracle driver, which was old, and that submit deployments ran as one user who had the old driver in the path, and the save deployments ran as another user with the good driver in the path.

the old driver had some problems with NCLOB, using the latest driver solved this problem