Bug 1127 : Processing will not start with non-standard disk partitioning on OS X
Last modified: 2009-02-19 19:28



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Description:   Opened: 2009-01-17 21:03
Processing 1.0.1 will not launch with error: Cannot launch Java Application: Uncaught exception
in main method: java.lang.NullPointerException. This is most likely due to a nonstandard
partitioning scheme on OS 10.4.11. In this setup, the 'Applications' folder resides on a separate
disk partition. This computer previously was able to run processing, the only change since then
being a reinstall of the operating system with non-standard partitioning.
Additional Comment #1 From c0sis 2009-01-18 08:22
Er, this seems to be a problem that can be resolved by a reboot. It may be related to 'Main
Disk is running out of space' error messages from the OS. Sorry for wasting your time.
Additional Comment #2 From Eric F. 2009-02-18 18:09
I just got the same error on Mac OS 10.5.6, after running p5 1.0.1 for weeks with no
problem. In my case I believe it was caused by an NVRAM (from Open Firmware) and/or PRAM reset and/or PMU reset. No idea why that would cause it but I suppose
it could be related to "changing" startup disk / boot partition, even though it didn't
actually change...

I found merely quitting and relaunching p5 fixed the problem.
Additional Comment #3 From fry 2009-02-19 19:28
Closing and marking as 'invalid' since it seems to be an OS or Apple Java
problem, not a Processing bug.