Domino JVM Patch Installation / Upgrade Error Options

Mindwatering Incorporated

Author: Tripp W Black

Created: 09/13/2015 at 02:32 AM


Domino Upgrades / Installations
Software Upgrade

Expected version error message during FP or IF installation.

You are running a JVM interim patch between FixPacks. When you run the JVM update, you get an error. You verified that the previous installs were all successful, but obviously something is now off.
Running the previous either FP install and any JVM previous may work, but re-applying still generates an error when you get back to the JVM patch.

Error Message:

Patching tree diff from ".\jvm" to ".\jvm_dst" using diff file ".\patch.diff"...
You are attempting to patch:
<version detail>
With a patch that is valid for:
<version detail>
Tree diff file patch failed.


1. Workaround Method:
Use a "good" server's JVM folder and replace the "problem" server's JVM folder.

a. Shut-down the source "good" server.
> q

b. Copy the JVM sub folder from another server already successfully patched to the current JVM patch (or the current pre-requisite one) out of the Domino folder to the a folder outside the Domino structure.
# cp /local/notesdata/JVM/ /home/notes/tmp/JVM/
in MS Windows
> cp e:\Lotus\Domino\JVM\ e:\temp\

c. Restart good server via Services.
IBM Domino Server --> Start

d. With target "problem" server still down, rename the current JVM folder.
# mv /local/notesdata/JVM/ /local/notesdata/JVM/2009-JVM-bad
right-click and rename.

e. Transfer the previously copied JVM folder to the new server where the renamed JVM was located.
(e.g. UNC path for Windows, FileZilla or RSync for Linux)

2. Reinstall Method:
Reinstall starting with the
a. the main release (e.g. Domino 8.5.3 or Domino 9.0.1),
b. the latest FixPack (e.g. FP4),
c. and then the JVM patch(es).


JVM Missing Entrypoint Issue after 9.0.1 HF/IF un-install and install of next Fix-Pack / Feature-Pack.

> load http
10/10/2017 08:18:20 PM HTTP Server: Using Internet Site Configuration View
10/10/2017 08:18:20 PM JVM: The JVM runtime library could not be found.
10/10/2017 08:18:20 PM JVM: Java Virtual Machine failed to start
10/10/2017 08:18:20 PM HTTP Server: Error Loading Java Virtual Machine
10/10/2017 08:18:20 PM HTTP Server: JVM: Missing entrypoint in JVM runtime library.
10/10/2017 08:18:21 PM HTTP Server: Shutdown

1. Rename of JVM folder (/opt/ibm/domino/notes/90010/linux/jvm/)
# cd /opt/ibm/domino/notes/90010/linux/
# mv jvm/ jvm-old/
Reinstalled Domino 9.0.1, and latest FP. No difference. Never worked despite search indicating success.

Possible Solution:
2. Rename of JVM folder (/opt/ibm/domino/notes/90010/linux/jvm/) and removal of jvmpatcher.log
# cd /opt/ibm/domino/notes/90010/linux/
# mv jvm/ jvm-old/
# rm -f jvmpather.log
Reinstalled Domino 9.0.1, and latest FP. No difference.

3. Removed old domino program folder and reinstalled.
# cd /opt/ibm/
# mv domino/ domino-old/
Reinstalled Domino 9.0.1, and latest FP. Worked!

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