Could not load plugins on startup

Discussion in 'Spigot Plugin Help' started by BrandonHo, May 30, 2018.

  1. I am having a hard time fixing this problem with my plugins, I get an error saying [Error] could not load 'plugins/essentials.jar' in folder 'plugins' on the startup of my server. It says something about the yml file but im not sure exactly what its asking. I made sure my java was up to date and I also re-downloaded all the plugins. I own a bungeecord server and all my servers have this error. If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.

    ~Thanks


    [17:49:03 ERROR]: Could not load 'plugins\._Essentials.jar' in folder 'plugins'
    org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidDescriptionException: Invalid plugin.yml
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:162) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(SimplePluginManager.java:133) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R3.CraftServer.loadPlugins(CraftServer.java:292) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.DedicatedServer.init(DedicatedServer.java:198) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:525) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at java.base/java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:?]
    Caused by: java.util.zip.ZipException: zip END header not found
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.zerror(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.findEND(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.initCEN(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:150) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    ... 5 more
    [17:49:03 ERROR]: Could not load 'plugins\._EssentialsChat.jar' in folder 'plugins'
    org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidDescriptionException: Invalid plugin.yml
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:162) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(SimplePluginManager.java:133) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R3.CraftServer.loadPlugins(CraftServer.java:292) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.DedicatedServer.init(DedicatedServer.java:198) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:525) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at java.base/java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:?]
    Caused by: java.util.zip.ZipException: zip END header not found
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.zerror(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.findEND(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.initCEN(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:150) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    ... 5 more
    [17:49:03 ERROR]: Could not load 'plugins\._EssentialsSpawn.jar' in folder 'plugins'
    org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidDescriptionException: Invalid plugin.yml
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:162) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(SimplePluginManager.java:133) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R3.CraftServer.loadPlugins(CraftServer.java:292) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.DedicatedServer.init(DedicatedServer.java:198) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:525) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at java.base/java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:?]
    Caused by: java.util.zip.ZipException: zip END header not found
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.zerror(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.findEND(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.initCEN(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:150) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    ... 5 more
    [17:49:03 ERROR]: Could not load 'plugins\._Vault.jar' in folder 'plugins'
    org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidDescriptionException: Invalid plugin.yml
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:162) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(SimplePluginManager.java:133) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R3.CraftServer.loadPlugins(CraftServer.java:292) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.DedicatedServer.init(DedicatedServer.java:198) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:525) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at java.base/java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:?]
    Caused by: java.util.zip.ZipException: zip END header not found
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.zerror(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.findEND(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.initCEN(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:150) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    ... 5 more
    [17:49:03 ERROR]: Could not load 'plugins\._worldedit-bukkit-6.0.jar' in folder 'plugins'
    org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidDescriptionException: Invalid plugin.yml
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:162) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(SimplePluginManager.java:133) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R3.CraftServer.loadPlugins(CraftServer.java:292) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.DedicatedServer.init(DedicatedServer.java:198) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:525) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at java.base/java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:?]
    Caused by: java.util.zip.ZipException: zip END header not found
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.zerror(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.findEND(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.initCEN(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:150) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    ... 5 more
    [17:49:03 ERROR]: Could not load 'plugins\._WorldGuard.jar' in folder 'plugins'
    org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidDescriptionException: Invalid plugin.yml
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:162) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(SimplePluginManager.java:133) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R3.CraftServer.loadPlugins(CraftServer.java:292) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.DedicatedServer.init(DedicatedServer.java:198) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:525) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    at java.base/java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:?]
    Caused by: java.util.zip.ZipException: zip END header not found
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.zerror(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.findEND(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.initCEN(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$Source.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile$CleanableResource.get(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at java.base/java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source) ~[?:?]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.getPluginDescription(JavaPluginLoader.java:150) ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-21fe707-e1ebe52]
    ... 5 more
    [17:49:03 INFO]: Set PluginClassLoader as parallel capable
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [INFO][NoCheatPlus] Wed May 30 17:49:03 EDT 2018
    [17:49:03 INFO]: Player instances are stored for efficiency.
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [WorldEdit] Loading WorldEdit v6.1;no_git_id
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [SpawnTP] Loading SpawnTP v1.6
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [TimTheEnchanter] Loading TimTheEnchanter v3.0
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [SimpleBroadcast] Loading SimpleBroadcast v1.9.2
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [Essentials] Loading Essentials vTeamCity
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [JukeLoop] Loading JukeLoop v0.1.11
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [Ender] Loading Ender v0.1
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [Votifier] Loading Votifier v1.9
    [17:49:03 INFO]: [ProtocolLib] Loading ProtocolLib v3.6.4
    [17:49:03 WARN]: [ProtocolLib] Version (MC: 1.8.8) has not yet been tested! Proceed with caution.
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [WorldGuard] Loading WorldGuard v6.1
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [AntiWDL] Loading AntiWDL v0.1
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [NoCheatPlus] Loading NoCheatPlus v3.13.7-RC-sMD5NET-b925
    [17:49:04 INFO]: onLoad: Early set up of static API, configuration, logging.
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [NoCheatPlus] Logging system initialized.
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [NoCheatPlus] Detected Minecraft version: 1.8.8
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [EssentialsChat] Loading EssentialsChat vTeamCity
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [PexTabListPlus] Loading PexTabListPlus v1.0
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [PermissionsEx] Loading PermissionsEx v1.23.4
    [17:49:04 WARN]: [PermissionsEx] This server is in offline mode. Unless this server is configured to integrate with a supported proxy (see http://dft.ba/-8ous), UUIDs *may not be stable*!
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Simple-AutoSave] Loading Simple-AutoSave v0.2.2
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Blaze] Loading Blaze v0.1
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [GAListener] Loading GAListener v1.3.1
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Vault] Loading Vault v1.5.6-b49
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [EssentialsSpawn] Loading EssentialsSpawn vTeamCity
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [HubEssentials] Loading HubEssentials v1.5.12
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [CustomTab] Loading CustomTab v1.1
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [VoteSend] Loading VoteSend v1.3.1
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [HolographicDisplays] Loading HolographicDisplays v2.1.10
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [HideAndCustomPlugins] Loading HideAndCustomPlugins v1.6.1
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Citizens] Loading Citizens v2.0.16-SNAPSHOT (build 1247)
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [ChestCommands] Loading ChestCommands v3.1.4
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [CommandNPC] Loading CommandNPC v1.7.2
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [ProtocolLib] Enabling ProtocolLib v3.6.4
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [ProtocolLib] Started structure compiler thread.
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Vault] Enabling Vault v1.5.6-b49
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Vault] [Economy] Essentials Economy found: Waiting
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Vault] [Permission] PermissionsEx found: Waiting
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Vault] [Permission] SuperPermissions loaded as backup permission system.
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Vault] [Chat] PermissionsEx found: Waiting
    [17:49:04 INFO]: [Vault] Enabled Version 1.5.6-b49
     
  2. Looks like Essentials, EssentialsSpawn, Vault, and WorldEdit have an invalid plugin.yml. Are you sure those are the latest versions of the official download links?
     
  3. Yes. I downloaded and made sure they were up to date.
     
  4. Use Essentials X. I remember having the same problem with those ones before.
     
  5. I would prefer to stick to just Essentials.
     
  6. Why? It's outdated, less stable and worse than EssentialsX. EssentialsX doesn't change anything. You can keep the config files and all the files you have on your current Essentials. The only thing that EssentialsX will bring you is a better performance, more bugfixes and such.

    I don't see a reason why you shouldn't switch, but if you prefer to stick, then I'll let you.
     
  7. LuckPerms is amazing give it a shot and easy
     
  8. Alright, I'll take your word on EssentialsX and try it out. Although i am not sure how to get rid of the errors for the other plugins...