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Hi,

Four weeks ago I've uploaded my assignment and took the written exam. Today I've checked the database to find the following message:

Automatic failure. Your project does not execute in non-networked mode. In this mode, server and client run in the same JVM, and no network communication is allowed. When I typed "java -jar runme alone" I got a command-line message that said "Fatal error: java.lang.NullPointerException".



Needless to say that I've tested and retested my project on different machines and it worked on all of them.

Does anyone have experience with this or some tips how to proceed or what I could do to get some more info?

thanx
Andy
 
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Andy,
Sorry to hear that you got an automatic failiar.
I suggest to look at you directory structure, do you have any extra file or folders that no required in the specifications?
They remove all the extra files before testing. In my project, the only requird file was the db file. so, in the working directory they put only the.jar file and the db file.
 
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I've tested that situation and it works.

I've send a mail to Sun hopefully they are willing to respond, because � realy don't know what to do now.
 
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Andy -
Good luck to you. Others of us have received initial auto-failures and survived it to eventually pass (whether it be by appeal or resubmission). Although it is extremely frustrating to go through this process, hang tough and know that it will be over soon.

I hope you get a decent response from Sun. From what I have seen out here and personally experienced, if you are patient they (eventually) are pretty fair about appeals.

(my related posting regarding appeals is here . )

Be tough and know that you aren't the only one to go through this painful process!

TJ
 
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thanx, TJ. According to your topic this could take a while :roll:
 
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Andy, I got hit because my grader didn't read my installation instructions.

My suggestion is to (if you already haven't):
1. take your submission .jar
2. dejar it into a brand new directory
3. Follow your user guide for any other installation instructions
4. See if you are missing something.

If it still works, try this:
Repeat the above, but assume the grader isn't reading your directions.

LOL.

This sucks, good luck!
 
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Robert,

I've tried this, the only thing needed to run the project is the jar and the database (any settings file is created automaticly). If the database is missing you get a nice failure message, if the jar is missing.... well lets not got there

For the rest nothing is needed, so I thing there something wrong with their system. Hopefuly the're going to give me some clues.
 
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