First, sorry for my elementary english
aftrer a failed installation I can't install any netbeans 5 on my windows XP,
after I lounch the Installer it display an error like:
"Welcome to the install Wizard for ERROR: null"
more after the Installer stops and no Istallation can do.
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This is the stop to the installer
It is weird error. Make sure no other installer is running (reboot OS). Make
sure your installer is not corrupted. Check md5sum with value given at download
I've rebooted and tried to install many time, also I reinstalled J2sdk but
Md5sum is good and the installation file works good on another machine, also
NetBeans 4.1 will install properly, only the Netbeans 5.0 not.
There is not a switch to start Installer in debug mode or something like?
thanks in advance.
You can run installer from console with command line option -is:extract. It will
unzip setup.jar to subdir. Then you can run java -jar setup.jar from console.
You should get detailed install log to console. You can also add -Dis.debug=1
after java: java -Dis.debug=1 -jar setup.jar to get more detailed debug log from
Install Shield. To get log from installer launcher (before JVM is started) you
can use -is:log <Log file> as parameter for exe. (But from your report I assume
problem arises in JVM.)
I spent days of my life to some null!
I'm unable to install netbeans 5.0, i tried to reinstall JDK many time but
NetBeans 4.1 works fine, but my projects converted to 5.0 not.
Can anyone help me??
Can the logfile of installation help??
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A short of the error reported
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The logfile from installer launched with -is:log
Please first check md5 checksum with value given at download page. (If you give
me exact installer build you use I can give you md5 checksum here.) It looks
like installer is corrupted. You can use zip distribution as workaround.
You can get utility to compute md5 checksum for Windows for example at
There is the installer:
and this is the md5 calculated on my two different workstation:
Your md5sum is correct. My is the same 63b5e100a1a1bb09604f41df33290dd4. So
please try to extract setup.jar and run it from console if you get something more:
jar -Dis.debug=1 -Dtemp.dir=<Path to any temp dir> -jar setup.jar
Error message about VPD registry usage means that there is probably another
instance of installer running in background. Use task manager to check if there
is another java process running.
First, sorry for my elementary english.
Hi, good work!
Your 'VPD registry' phrase has done me the right way, the problem was
InstallShield hitself, moving temporarely the "C:\program files\Common
files\InstallShield" directory into another place permits to the NetBeans
installer to works fine, so I can see that it create a directory called Gen1
into the "C:\program files\Common files\InstallShield\Universal\Common" that
once removed, fix the entire problem.
Thank You a lot,
*** Issue 68967 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
*** Issue 69398 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Actually not fixed. There is only workaround: Delete content of C:\program
files\Common files\InstallShield\Universal\Common dir on Windows or
$HOME/InstallShield/Universal/Common dir on Linux/Solaris.
*** Issue 71819 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Please what version of Windows do you use? English?
*** Issue 71679 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Closing as WONTFIX. It is problem in InstallShield infrastructure so we cannot
fix it anyhow.
*** Issue 71618 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
*** Issue 84041 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
*** Issue 88648 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Thank you so much for fixing this. I'm here at Jazoon in Switzerland and I have been pulling my hair out over my
inability to install netbeans to get my demo ready. PLEASE, can you make it so when I search for
"ERROR: null Installer"
in the top level NetBeans search, I see a hit for this bug?
Use Google and search for "ERROR: null Installer NetBeans". This problem is described in installation instructions,