Repository Settings Page Fails With "500 The call failed on the server"

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When accessing the repositories page under Administration, the following message is displayed on screen:

An error has occurred
Error calling 500 The call failed on the server; see server log for details Unknown.p6b(Unknown Source) Unknown.$8b(Unknown Source) Unknown.Xyb(Unknown Source) Unknown.zzb(Unknown Source) Unknown.<anonymous>(Unknown Source) Unknown.etb(Unknown Source) Unknown.htb(Unknown Source)

And in the logs:

2012-08-15 17:27:17,491 ERROR - Exception while dispatching incoming RPC call Service method 'public abstract com.atlassian.fecru.gwt.admin.shared.repositories.FullRepositoryInfo com.atlassian.fecru.gwt.admin.client.RepositoryAdminRpcService.getFullRepositoryInfo(java.lang.String) throws com.atlassian.fecru.gwt.admin.shared.AuthorizationException,com.atlassian.fecru.gwt.admin.shared.OperationFailureException,com.atlassian.fecru.gwt.admin.shared.NoSuchRepositoryException' threw an unexpected exception: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: 'https://jira.test.tes/test/${0} ' is invalid.
	at com.atlassian.fecru.gwt.servlet.GwtRPCRoutingServlet.invokeRequest(
	at org.mortbay.thread.BoundedThreadPool$
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: 'https://jira.test.tes/test//${0} ' is invalid.
	... 77 more
2012-08-15 17:27:17,552 ERROR - Error calling 500 The call failed on the server; see server log for details
        Unknown.p6b(Unknown Source)


The config.xml file has been corrupted by either a manual edit or another operation. Eg: Deleting a repository.

Most commonly it is caused by a wrong linker definition under the repository defaults resulting in the following error:

Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: 'https://jira.test.tes/test/${0} ' is invalid.

In this case there is an extra space before the quote:

'https://jira.test.tes/test/${0} '


  1. Stop Fisheye/Crucible.
  2. Edit FISHEYE_INST/config.xml and identify the "corrupted" section. If it's related to the linker section, locate:

    	<simple regex="[a-zA-Z]{2,}-\d+" href="https://jira.test.test/test/${0} " description="Jira"/>

    And remove the extra space before the double quote.

  3. Save the changes and restart Fisheye/Crucible

Due to the complexity of the config.xml file structure, when not able to identify the "corrupted" part, please raise a support ticket at .

Last modified on Jul 31, 2018

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