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[IDV #JWV-210344]: Error opening Unavco plugin


The UNAVCO plugin may be giving you trouble.

Please delete the UNAVCO plugin in


In order to reinstall the UNAVCO plugin please run the following command.

/Applications/IDV_5.0u2/runIDV -installplugin 

In future versions of the IDV, you will also be able to install this plugin via
the plugin manager. (We had the wrong location for the plugin internally within
the IDV.)

Let us know if you run into problem.


Unidata IDV Support

> Full Name: Jessica
> Email Address: address@hidden
> Organization: Western Michigan University
> Package Version: 5.0u2 build date:2014-11-12 20:09 UTC
> Operating System: Mac OS X
> Hardware: Java: home: /Applications/IDV_5.0u2/jre.bundle/Contents/Home/jre 
> version: 1.7.0_67 j3d:1.6.0-pre9-daily-experimental daily
> Description of problem: Hello,
> I just re-installed IDV onto my Mac. When opening it for the first time, I 
> was prompted with:
> Error creating object: org.unavco.idv.geon.EQFocalMechanismBeachball
> and
> Error creating object: org.unavco.idv.geon.EQFocalMechanismBeachball_red
> I clicked 'ok' and went to see if possibly the plugin wasn't installed. I saw 
> that it wasn't, and applied the plugin. I was prompted to restart and then 
> got this following message:
> Opening jars
> error in opening zip file
> If I hit okay, I get the first two error messages again.
> Any help would be appreciated,
> Thank you.
> ******************
> Stack trace:
> java.util.zip.ZipException: error in opening zip file
> at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method)
> at java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(ZipFile.java:215)
> at java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(ZipFile.java:145)
> at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(JarFile.java:154)
> at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(JarFile.java:91)
> at ucar.unidata.util.PluginClassLoader.<init>(PluginClassLoader.java:102)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.PluginManager$3.<init>(PluginManager.java:1737)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.PluginManager.loadJar(PluginManager.java:1736)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.PluginManager.handlePlugin(PluginManager.java:1508)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.PluginManager.loadPlugins(PluginManager.java:1460)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.PluginManager.<init>(PluginManager.java:246)
> at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
> at 
> sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.java:57)
> at 
> sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:45)
> at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:526)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.IdvBase.makeManager(IdvBase.java:255)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.IdvBase.doMakePluginManager(IdvBase.java:1097)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.IdvBase.getPluginManager(IdvBase.java:1109)
> at 
> ucar.unidata.idv.ui.IdvUIManager.showSupportFormInThread(IdvUIManager.java:6132)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.ui.IdvUIManager.access$800(IdvUIManager.java:166)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.ui.IdvUIManager$33.run(IdvUIManager.java:6063)
> at ucar.unidata.util.Misc$3.run(Misc.java:1243)

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: JWV-210344
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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