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JR55541: IBM BPM BUNDLES DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF SLF4J JAR FILES, CAUSING ERRORS IN THE SYSTEM LOGS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You notice several errors when the IBM Business Process Manager
    (BPM) servers are started. You might see a stack trace that is
    similar to the following stack trace:
    
    SystemErr     R SLF4J: Class path contains multiple SLF4J
    bindings.
    SystemErr     R SLF4J: Found binding in
    [wsjar:file:IBM_BPM_Process_Portal_Notification_AppCluster.ear/s
    ocial-bus-web.war/WEB-INF/lib/slf4j-jdk14-1.7.5.jar!/org/slf4j/i
    mpl/StaticLoggerBinder.class]
    SystemErr     R SLF4J: Found binding in
    [wsjar:file:AppServer/BPM/Lombardi/lib/slf4j-jdk14.jar!/org/slf4
    j/impl/StaticLoggerBinder.class]
    SystemErr     R SLF4J: See
    http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#multiple_bindings for an
    explanation.
    SystemErr     R SLF4J: Actual binding is of type
    [org.slf4j.impl.JDK14LoggerFactory]
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The problem occurs because multiple web applications bundle
    different versions of the SLF4J jar modules.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.5.0.1 that removes the
    conflicting SLF4j jar files from the IBM Process Portal
    notification web application.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR55541:
    
    1. Select IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from
    the product selector, the installed version to the fix pack
    level, and your platform, and then click Continue.
    2. Select APAR or SPR, enter JR55541, and click Continue.
    
    When you download fix packages, ensure that you also download
    the readme file for each fix. Review each readme file for
    additional installation instructions and information about the
    fix.
    
    Note: You might still see similar errors from other web modules.
    Separate fixes might be available for such errors.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR55541

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-03-15

  • Closed date

    2016-04-14

  • Last modified date

    2016-04-14

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9400

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 April 2016