[bisq-network/bisq] Bisq fails to start because of data directory issue (#3998)

Chris Beams notifications at github.com
Mon Feb 24 10:24:56 UTC 2020

_The following comment is cross-posted from https://bisq.community/t/new-install-not-starting-up/8963/31:_

I have been unable to reproduce this error. Here are the steps I took:

1. Install a fresh Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS VM via VirtualBox
2. Download and install the Bisq v1.2.5 .deb from https://github.com/bisq-network/bisq/releases/tag/v1.2.5
3. Run Bisq successfully with no command line options
4. Notice that the app starts up without error
5. Inspect `~/.local/share/Bisq` and notice that everything is in place as it should be
6. Click the link within the running Bisq application to download and verify the v1.2.7 release
7. Close Bisq v1.2.5, install and run the newly-downloaded v1.2.7 .deb.
8. Notice that the app starts up without error
9. Inspect the `~/.local/share/Bisq` directory and the contents of the `bisq.log` file within and notice that everything is as it should be.

Since I cannot reproduce this myself, what's needed now is to get more information about the reason for the failure to create the (already existing) `~/.local/share/Bisq` directory. I've just published a patch that will ensure a stack trace is printed to the console in the case of this kind of directory creation failure. @tieck and/or @DrFredPhD, could one of you build and run from source using the following commands and report the stack trace back here?

First you will need to have JDK 10, 11 or 12 installed locally. Use JDK 10 if you don't have anything installed already. You can get it from https://jdk.java.net/. When complete, check your java version at the command line and you should see the following:

$ java -version
openjdk version "10.0.2" 2018-07-17
OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.3 (build 10.0.2+13)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.3 (build 10.0.2+13, mixed mode)

Next, you need to build and run Bisq with my patch applied. Here's how to do it if you have `git` installed. If you don't, see the alternative instructions that follow:
git clone --depth=50 --branch=debug-appdir-creation https://github.com/cbeams/bisq
cd bisq
./gradlew :desktop:run

If you do not have `git` installed, you can download the source as a zip file, unzip it and run the `./gradlew :desktop:run` command within the `bisq` directory it unzips into:

1. Download and unzip https://github.com/cbeams/bisq/archive/debug-appdir-creation.zip
2. `cd bisq`
3. `./gradlew :desktop:run`

Note that on Windows, you will need to run `gradlew.bat :desktop:run` instead of `./gradlew :desktop:run`

You should end up with an error that begins with the following lines:

> Task :desktop:run FAILED
fault: An unexpected error occurred. Please file a report at https://bisq.network/issues

Please copy and paste your entire error message here.

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