Eric Wong created CASSANDRA-15830:

             Summary: Invalid version value: 4.0~alpha4 during startup
                 Key: CASSANDRA-15830
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Eric Wong


We are testing the latest cassandra-4.0 on Centos 7 using a clean database.  
When we started cassandra the first time, everything is fine.  However, when we 
stop and restart cassandra, we got the following error and the db refuses to 

ERROR [main] 2020-05-22 05:58:18,698 - Exception 
encountered during startup
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid version value: 4.0~alpha4
 at org.apache.cassandra.utils.CassandraVersion.<init>(
 at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.setup(
 at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.main(


The only way to get the node up and running again is by deleting all data under 


Is that a known issue?

Thanks, Eric




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