TC 3.1.2 on Windows Clean install is not happening

Background

Windows Server 2003 R2
Service pack 2

I am a long-time Microsoft developer evaluating the use of confluence/Jira/TeamCity for alternatives to team foundation server. The evaluation is done on my spare time at home, with personal projects, but, depending on success, I have no problems recommending the software as an IT Consultant -provided that it works :)

So far, TeamCity is the first and only installation package that has stopped my evaluation.

Installed (and working) prior to TC installation

Up until Team city, I have installed the following applications/technologies on my server:

(above running on TomCat5)

Installing TeamCity 3.1.2 fails.

The setup process itself runs through everything, but starting up the webpage results in the following( top of stack trace)


Advice appreciated. I have previous experience with JetBrains software, and was surprised to find that TeamCity gave me this level of grief. There are no installer pre-requisite alerts, warnings, not even a readme file in the installed folder that explains what went south.

Regards from Norway

Edit: Added the full contents of the page:


Edited by: Pedro G. Dias on Nov 15, 2008 12:57 PM

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Pedro,

Can you please describe what TeamCity distribution package did you use, any specific options you choosed during install and what URL do you use to open TeamCity in the browser?

Please also attach the server logs from the "logs" directory in your TeamCity home directory.

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Best regards,

Yegor Yarko
Project Manager (TeamCity)
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Hello, Yegor, thanks for getting back to me.

I'm sorry, but your request for more information is not going to be met.
Part of my evaluation is to find software that is stable and reliable enough to use and promote to my clients.

I do not have the time to help you investigate why my particular installation failed other than to provide you with a call stack, version installed, and other, possibly conflicting products.

What I do is that I attempt an installation, if it fails, I report what I see to the creators of the application as detailed as I can given what I have before me.
If that it not enough for you to help me solve the issue, I scrap the product and move on.

If my understanding is correct, this is a paid product in any professional regard, and should install as one.

What I did find out after posting, was that TeamCity messed up my MySql server when I ran the TeamCity uninstaller. MySql would no longer start.
No big harm done, I simply ran the MySql installation again and repaired whatever damage was done to the original one, however, this is frightening enough for me to stay away. Instead, I've opted to test a product named Parabuild which gave me no headaches whatsoever and is now fully integrated with the other products mentioned.

I'm still an avid resharper user though - but Team City, as far as I am concerned, is out of the question for now.
Regards,


Pedro
Norway

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Pedro,

The staktrace you posted might had no relation to TeamCity, in fact. That was the reason for asking for additional details.

I also would like to note that the chances of TeamCity installation/uninstallation process (I assume you used .exe distribution) affecting existing MySQL installation are ... highly improbable. No installation/uninstallation stages involve dealing with MySQL in any way.

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Best regards,

Yegor Yarko
Project Manager (TeamCity)
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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