CQ5 Gotchya: Nothing Showing in CRXDE Lite

When working on a CQ5 project for a client that involves multiple development environments, I came across an issue on some of the dev servers. For most of them, logging into CRXDE Lite gave me the full tree of the JCR repository. On a couple of others, CRXDE Lite displayed nothing more than the root node.

CRXDELiteEmpty

Viewing the error.log gave me this error:

28.01.2013 23:02:35.405 *INFO* [10.73.64.4 [1359414155401] GET /crx/server/crx.default/jcr%3aroot/.1.json HTTP/1.1] org.apache.sling.engine.impl.SlingRequestProcessorImpl service: Resource /crx/server/crx.default/jcr:root/.1.json not found

After asking around, I discovered that CRXDE Lite used WebDAV in order to communicate with the JCR. After checking the CQ5 OSGi console, I saw that the following bundles were not running:

Apache Sling DavEx Access to repositories
Apache Sling Simple WebDAV Access to repositories

After starting these two bundles and refreshing CRXDE Lite, all was well again.

CRXDE Lite with WebDAV on

Moral of the story: Things tend to work better when the switch is in the ‘on’ position – know where these switches are when it’s dark.

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7 Responses to CQ5 Gotchya: Nothing Showing in CRXDE Lite

  1. JC says:

    Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

  2. jonathan saurez u says:

    Thanks man! you save my day!

  3. jsaurez says:

    Thanks Man! Very useful post!

  4. MPR says:

    Thanks for your valuable post. – It saves my time.

  5. Steven says:

    Thank you!!

  6. K P Sastrry says:

    This doesn’t work for me, when I use secured URL

  7. raul says:

    Thanks much!!!

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