soapUI freeze on Mac OS X


Well first time for everything. Messing around with some JAX-WS web services, wanted to spin up my favourite SOAP frontend, soapUI. On my Mac. Annoyingly it would just immediately hang. Completely frozen. soapUI by default will try and render a web page on startup. This doesn’t seem to work out so well when running on OSX.

A handy little article I found on Anton Perez’s blog, made my day.

  • Start ‘Activity Monitor’ and Force Kill your dead soapUI process.
  • In Finder, /Applications/SmartBear/soapUI-5.0.0.app > Show Package Contents.
  • Edit /Applications/SmartBear/soapUI-5.0.0.app/Contents/java/app/bin/soapui.sh.
  • Uncomment this line# JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dsoapui.browser.disabled=true".
  • Edit /Applications/SmartBear/soapUI-5.0.0.app/Contents/vmoptions.txt.
  • Add -Dsoapui.browser.disabled=true.
  • Start soapUI.

Checkout these commented lines in soapui.sh…our fix ready to go:

if [ $SOAPUI_HOME != "" ] 
then
    JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dsoapui.ext.libraries=$SOAPUI_HOME/bin/ext"
    JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dsoapui.ext.listeners=$SOAPUI_HOME/bin/listeners"
    JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dsoapui.ext.actions=$SOAPUI_HOME/bin/actions"
  JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Djava.library.path=$SOAPUI_HOME/bin"
  JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dwsi.dir=$SOAPUI_HOME/wsi-test-tools"
#uncomment to disable browser component
#   JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dsoapui.browser.disabled=true"
fi