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Upgrade to Pega 7.1.7 fails: XPathFactoryConfigurationException



Upgrade from Pega 7.1.5 to 7.1.7 fails after just a minute of running.

Error Messages

     [java] java.lang.RuntimeException: XPathFactory#newInstance() failed to create an XPathFactory for the default object model: with the XPathFactoryConfigurationException: javax.xml.xpath.XPathFactoryConfigurationException: java.util.ServiceConfigurationError: javax.xml.xpath.XPathFactory: jar:file:/C:/PRPC_717/scripts/lib/saxon9he.jar!/META-INF/services/javax.xml.xpath.XPathFactory:2: Illegal configuration-file syntax
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Steps to Reproduce

Run upgrade.bat file.

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is defect/misconfiguration in the operating environment.
You are running batch file on Java 8 platform.  Java 8 is not supported in Pega 7.1.7.  It will be supported in Pega 7.1.8. 


This issue is resolved by making the following local-change to the operating environment:
Run the upgrade with Java 7 and it executes without issue.

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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