[ngw] GroupWise Client 18.4.2 freezing because of wrong POA JQUERY-3.5.1.MIN.JS call

Thomas Stimper tstimper at nmedv.de
Sun Feb 19 13:26:02 UTC 2023

Found something more after extrakting a lot of GroupWise server install

The mess started witch a uppercase Q in GroupWise 18.3.0

mwtabs.htm entry:  jquery-1.8.2.min.js
file: jQuery-1.8.2.min.js

mwtabs.htm entry:  jquery-3.5.1.min.js
file: jquery-3.5.1.min.js

mwtabs.htm entry:  jquery-3.5.1.min.js
file:  jquery-3.6.0.min.js


>>> "Thomas Stimper" <tstimper at nmedv.de> 19.02.2023 11:21 >>>
ok, you have to change jquery at the server 

AND the GroupWise client C:\Program Files

OLD: <script src="jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>

NEW: <script src="jquery-3.6.0.min.js"></script>

Search is fast now, no crashing of the GroupWise client

Will check with updated jquery-3.6.1.min.js later ...


>>> "Thomas Stimper" <tstimper at nmedv.de> 18.02.2023 19:17 >>>
Found the cause (i think)

search for the string JQUERY-3.5.1 in /opt/novell/groupwise

grep -Ri "JQUERY-3.5.1" /opt/novell/groupwise/

look at the file

<style type="text/css">
html {
<LINK REL="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css" HREF="GWViews.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="gwmwtabs.css">

<script src="jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="gwmwtabshandlers.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="mwtabs.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="data.js"></script>

<body onload="createUI();">

There is the problem:

<script src="jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>

needs to be changed to

<script src=" jquery-3.6.0.min.js"></script>

I will test this tomorrow.


>>> "Thomas Stimper" <tstimper at nmedv.de> 18.02.2023 10:22 >>>
Exactly the error

I you look at C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\GroupWise\ofviews\win
is a file jquery-3.6.0.min.js

Also at  the server in
/opt/novell/groupwise/agents/data/client/views/win/ there is a file

But if you do a search in GroupWise than sometimes then POA calls a
file JQUERY-3.5.1.MIN.JS which does not exist at all in the

jQuery is a Java Script library unsed by many vendors in their
products, see https://jquery.com/ 

There is a JQUERY-3.5.1, see 

But this version was newer be part of one of the released GroupWise
18.x versions.

Looks like development used it, but later switched to jquery-3.6.0 and
forgot to change some references to jQuery to the new version.

Should be very easy to fix.

Best regards



>>> "Marvin Huffaker" <mhuffaker at redjuju.com> 17.02.2023 23:38 >>>
Found this..   

13:06:52 A8D7 Error: Path not found [8209] in _WpeGetRawFile


>>> "Thomas Stimper" <tstimper at nmedv.de> 2/17/2023 1:34 PM >>>
Hi GroupWise Admins,

this is a copy of 


if you are running GroupWise 18.4.2 POA (or older) and using GroupWise
18.4.x Client and you see client freezes and crashes,

you should check your POA log for the entry 8AD4 Path not found

The POA is calling the file

But this file  JQUERY-3.5.1.MIN.JS does not exist, even in older
GroupWise versions.

But in the folder /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/data/client/views/win/
there is a file jquery-3.6.0.min.js

I got the hint from a customer (not sure if i may mention him here) to
try a workarround:

cd /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/data/client/views/win/

ln -s jquery-3.6.0.min.js JQUERY-3.5.1.MIN.JS

The error is gone for him and me, search is faster, GroupWise client

not crashing during search anymore.

I reported this to support, waiting for the bug number and a fix.

It also looks like the error only occurrd while using the GroupWise
search, the magnifier, not when iusing the upper left seach field.

Cann anybody test in his system and report bacK?

And open an addtitional  support case to get development to fix this?



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