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OWASP ZAP Development – Fixing the Can’t find bundle for base name lang.Messages error

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I have been generating the API files for OWASP ZAP DOT NET API since the inception. There is the core zaproxy project that has the DotNetAPIGenerator.java class. And there is the extensions project, including the beta and alpha.

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Now, when I tried to generate the ‘non-optional’, i.e., the core API files for .Net, everything would work fine, the API files would be generated as below.

 

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OWASP ZAP is internationalized, so the source code comes with a bunch of resource bundles with supporting language files.

When you try to generate the API files for the extensions project, you get this wonderful error message.

Exception in thread "main" java.util.MissingResourceException: Can’t find bundle for base name lang.Messages, locale en at java.util.ResourceBundle.throwMissingResourceException(ResourceBundle.java:1564) at java.util.ResourceBundle.getBundleImpl(ResourceBundle.java:1387) at java.util.ResourceBundle.getBundle(ResourceBundle.java:890) at org.zaproxy.zap.extension.api.AbstractAPIGenerator.(AbstractAPIGenerator.java:68) at org.zaproxy.zap.extension.api.JavaAPIGenerator.(JavaAPIGenerator.java:81) at org.zaproxy.zap.extension.ApiGenerator.main(ApiGenerator.java:73)

 

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I have fixed this error message before when I was trying to generate the api files back in 2015. Running in debug mode and stepping through pointed out that the zaproxy core project had the resource files under a directory that was not available to the extensions project.

This error was gruesome.

In the end all I had to do was copy the contents of the workspaceowaspzap\zaproxy\src\lang directory to workspaceowaspzap\zap-extensions\bin\lang

That’s it. Do the same thing for the alpha, and beta extensions’ bin directory too.

 

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Cheers. Try the OWASP ZAP DOT NET API available at nuget.org.

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Written by gmaran23

March 22, 2017 at 1:46 am