is not detected nor can it be applied



16 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: root, Assigned: joshua.xia)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i386; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030617
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i386; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030617

I am running FreeBSD 5.1-CURRENT .

The jre-plugin installs and runs fine on the previous two versions of mozilla
(1.4b and 1.4rc1 - I still have them on my machine).

With 1.4rc2 it seems to install, but can't be applied nor be detected by Help
--> Plugins. The plugins directory looks identical to those of 1.4b and 1.4rc1.
All other plugins (realplayer, acrobat-reader, flash) apply correctly.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install jre via download or manually
2. Try some webpage with java-applets

Actual Results:  
I am requested to download jre

Expected Results:  
display java-applet

Comment 1

16 years ago
You have to use a gcc-3.2 based jre with mozilla 1.4rc2. See releases notes of it.

Or it is not for FreeBSD but only linux ?

Comment 2

16 years ago
I didn't compile anything from source. I just downloaded mozilla's
linux-binaries and installed them in FreeBSD's linux-compatibility system (which
should behave like a RedHat, I believe).

Also I dont't use any native FreeBSD version of the jre.
I downloaded the linux-jre from netscape.

Comment 3

16 years ago
Well, so you should read release notes :

1) Mozilla 1.4rc2 is now built with  gcc 3.2.3 (type about:buildconfig in url bar)
2) JRE from NS should be 1.3.1 or 1.4.1. But there is a problem of compatibility
because this JRE is built using gcc 2.95.

"These are items that have been added to the release notes since the last
milestone although the bugs themselves may have existed previously.

    * Mozilla 1.4 for Linux requires Sun J2SE v 1.4.2 Beta to run Java applets"

I am using Blackdown java and it works. I don't know if it is working with FreeBSD.

I think so this is not a mozilla bug. Closing bug as invalid ?!
yes, it's invalid

RC2 is now compiled with Gcc3.2 (which is 20% faster) and RC1 is compiled with
the old GCC2.95. You need a JRE that is also compiled with GCC3.2 if it should work.

Solutions :
JRE1.4.2 Beta or Blackdown.
See the plugindoc link in about:plugins for additional help

Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 5

16 years ago
Getting new java-stuff to run on FreeBSD will take some time. But that isn't
mozilla's fault.


8 years ago
Component: Java: OJI → Java: OJI
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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