help, i can't run MeV on OSX, Java error!

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Byron
2011-09-30
2013-05-20
  • Byron
    Byron
    2011-09-30

    Hello,

    I'm am unable to run the MEV application and I would really appreciate your help.  I am running Mac OS X v10.6.8 and my software is up to date.

    Can you help me to trouble shoot.  It seems that there is something wrong with my JAVA software or settings but I can't figure it out.  I'll paste my error messages below.

    Thanks,
    Byron Hartman

    When I attempt to run the MEV application that I downloaded and unzipped on my mac I get these errors:

    Data Download Error - An error was encountered during file download. No such file or directory

    Error Downloading File - No such file or directory

    Cannot launch Java application - Uncaught exception in main method: java.lang.NullPointerException

    When I tried to run the MEV through the JAVA webstart link I get this error text:
    Java Web Start 1.6.0_26
    Using JRE version 1.6.0_26-b03-384-10M3425 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
    User home directory = /Users/Byron


    c:   clear console window
    f:   finalize objects on finalization queue
    g:   garbage collect
    h:   display this help message
    m:   print memory usage
    o:   trigger logging
    p:   reload proxy configuration
    q:   hide console
    r:   reload policy configuration
    s:   dump system and deployment properties
    t:   dump thread list
    v:   dump thread stack
    0-5: set trace level to <n>


    Could not launch from cache. Will try online mode.
    MultiExperimentViewer - version 4.4.1 - Mac OS X
    Java Runtime Environment version: 1.6.0_26
    Java Runtime Environment vendor: Apple Inc.
    Java Virtual Machine name: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
    Java Virtual Machine version: 20.1-b02-384
    Java Virtual Machine vendor: Apple Inc.
    Java 3D Runtime Environment: Java 3D Core Runtime Environment
    Java 3D Runtime Environment vendor: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Java 3D Runtime Environment version:1.3.1
    Operating System name: Mac OS X
    Operating System version: 10.6.8
    Operating System architecture: i386
    MeV Build: 1836
    MeV Revision Date: 2009/06/30 11:18:56
    MeV Branch: https://mev-tm4.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/mev-tm4/branches/MeV_4_4
    java.io.IOException: No such file or directory
    at java.io.UnixFileSystem.createFileExclusively(Native Method)
    at java.io.File.createNewFile(File.java:883)
    at org.tigr.microarray.mev.TMEV.loadProperties(TMEV.java:419)
    at org.tigr.microarray.mev.TMEV.main(TMEV.java:188)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
    at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.executeApplication(Launcher.java:1914)
    at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.executeMainClass(Launcher.java:1847)
    at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.doLaunchApp(Launcher.java:1609)
    at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.run(Launcher.java:138)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:680)