Closed Bug 1349208 Opened 2 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Outdated and now blocklisted flash plugin cause failures like Intermittent embed-represent-nothing-04.html | /html/semantics/embedded-content/the-embed-element/embed-represent-nothing-04.html d7f162e30cf91afbf48f49550744dec142eadfe4


(Taskcluster Graveyard :: Docker Images, defect, blocker)

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(Reporter: intermittent-bug-filer, Assigned: jmaher)



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james this is failing a lot on beta, do you know know whats going on here ?
Flags: needinfo?(james)
The failing reftest shows a "This plugin is vunerable and should be updated" widget rather than an empty space. So I guess that's the problem. IDK what the right solution is (disabling the check? Updating the plugn version?).
Flags: needinfo?(james)
do you know what the plugin is ? i have not seen a screenshot link, so a link to this would also be helpful to pass it to releng then :)
talked to james on irc and the plugin here in question is the flash plugin - so seems we need to fix settings of that image.

moving to taskcluster
Component: web-platform-tests → Docker Images
Product: Testing → Taskcluster
Version: Version 3 → unspecified
moving to blocker since this affects the tier -1 tests
Severity: normal → blocker
garndt: wcosta: seems we need to update the image somehow (or disable flash completly)
Flags: needinfo?(wcosta)
Flags: needinfo?(garndt)
also closing beta tree now for this failure
Summary: Intermittent /html/semantics/embedded-content/the-embed-element/embed-represent-nothing-04.html | /html/semantics/embedded-content/the-embed-element/embed-represent-nothing-04.html d7f162e30cf91afbf48f49550744dec142eadfe4 → Outdated and now blocklisted flash plugin cause failures like Intermittent embed-represent-nothing-04.html | /html/semantics/embedded-content/the-embed-element/embed-represent-nothing-04.html d7f162e30cf91afbf48f49550744dec142eadfe4
This appears to only affect 16.04.  This is an in-tree fix, so should probably be handled by one of the folks responsible for the test images.  Joel's network connection isn't good today, though, so I'll see if I can help.

I'm working on downloading the docker image to see why flash is installed.
Assignee: nobody → dustin
Flags: needinfo?(wcosta)
Flags: needinfo?(garndt)
root@fbff8e62cc00:/# dpkg -S /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/

on a base 16.04 docker image.. so .. where is this coming from?
..even enabling multiverse, that's still the case.  And I can't download the task docker image due to bug 1349261 and bug 1347582.  And I can't get a loaner due to the expired certificate.
root@8878862accae:~# dpkg -S /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/

root@8878862accae:~# file /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, BuildID[sha1]=347feb5ef0183c7cb3fd807ae84f66b800bb75af, stripped

  >> baffled look <<
root@8878862accae:~# ls -alt /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
total 17884
drwxr-xr-x 156 root root     4096 Mar  8 14:56 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root     4096 Mar  8 14:53 .
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 18275072 Mar  8 14:53
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root      792 Feb 15 20:24 install_plugin
root@8878862accae:~# ls -alt /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/install_plugin 
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 792 Feb 15 20:24 /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/install_plugin
root@8878862accae:~# dpkg -S /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/install_plugin
flashplugin-installer: /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/install_plugin

so the installer gets installed by by the `flashplugin-installer` package, and that then creates the installer itself.  Yuck.

root@8878862accae:~# apt-cache rdepends --installed flashplugin-installer
Reverse Depends:
root@8878862accae:~# apt-cache rdepends --installed ubuntu-restricted-addons
Reverse Depends:
root@8878862accae:~# apt-cache rdepends --installed ubuntu-restricted-extras
Reverse Depends:

And looking in dpkg.log:

2017-03-08 14:53:40 install ubuntu-restricted-extras:amd64 <none> 65

But ubuntu-restricted-extras is not in the list of things we install in the image..

  >> baffled look <<
Ah (I was looking in the ubuntu1204 file, oops):

hg blame gives:

   jmaher: # for mp4 codec (used in MSE tests)
   jmaher: apt-get -q -y -f install ubuntu-restricted-extras
So I suspect the fix here is to install exactly the extra we need for the mp4 codec, but in the interim I'll make a review req with a patch that just rm -f's  That should let us keep running without the plugin installed while we figure it out.  Joel can redirect that figuring-out.
Assignee: dustin → jmaher
Comment on attachment 8849639 [details]
Bug 1349208: temporary fix to get flashplayer out of the 16.04 image while we find a better fix;

I would like to ensure this works on try- who knows what tests depend on flash being installed!
Attachment #8849639 - Flags: review?(jmaher) → review+
I'm not good at diagnosing oranges, but I don't see anything screaming "where did flash player go!?!" in the try results so far.
Pushed by
temporary fix to get flashplayer out of the 16.04 image while we find a better fix; r=jmaher, a=testers-only
Adjust web-platform-tests expectations to reflect not having Flash installed on 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 just like we don't have it installed anywhere else, a=test-only
Based on some irc comments from last night, wpt apparently *do* depend on having Flash installed.  So my patch wouldn't fix this -- it would just cause other tests to fail.

22:43:17 <@dustin> I'd say the right fix is to temporariliy hide/disable the tests that require flash, since we never intentionally installed flash
22:43:45 <@dustin> and then re-enable them when either (a) we decide to install flash, and disable the flash version check
22:43:51 <@dustin> or (b) we make the tests not require flash

all of that is pretty far outside my expertise, so I'll leave it to those more expert.
That's not exactly right: three wpt tests depend on having Flash installed, so the test expectations for those three tests were already correctly set to expect NOTRUN or FAIL on every platform except 16.04, because we do not have Flash installed and do not want to have Flash installed in our test farm. So the combination of your patch removing Flash on 16.04 and my patch adjusting the expectations so we weren't expecting to run those three tests on 16.04 *did* fix it, correctly and permanently.

The only thing which remains for this bug is finding a prettier way of not having Flash installed on 16.04, because rewriting the tests is out of scope for this bug tracker, they are owned by, and deciding to have Flash installed on the testers on every version of every OS and keep it updated so we don't block our own version of it just so those three third-party tests can run is out of scope for sensible beings.
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Removing leave-open keyword from resolved bugs, per :sylvestre.
Keywords: leave-open
Product: Taskcluster → Taskcluster Graveyard
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