installing java with low diskspace seems to leave installer hung on win95

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

P3
normal
RESOLVED INVALID
19 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: chofmann, Assigned: James.Melvin)

Tracking

({hang, relnote})

Trunk
x86
Windows 95
hang, relnote

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] relnote-user jpibug)

(Reporter)

Description

19 years ago
run the installer with low diskspace on the drive containing
win temp directory/swap file.

pick custom installer with all options selected..

install proceeds along seemingly ok until a
dialog box with "Configuring Sun Java 2, please wait"
is shown...

I wait, and wait, and wait, but it never comes back...
Norton shows CPU peg'd at about 94%, C drive space at 7.7MB available

VM goes under 13MB..

Finally end up needing to kill the install process to get a
chance at running the monkey in all its wonder.
This always happens on my laptop...  I hate this...
(Reporter)

Updated

19 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta2

Comment 1

19 years ago
Wrong category.
I am moving this bug to OJI
Assignee: idk → drapeau
Component: Java-Implemented Plugins → OJI

Comment 2

19 years ago
Re-assigning to Stanley Ho, since this has to do with the JRE, not the Mozilla
OJI module.  Stanley?  Hit it!
Assignee: drapeau → stanley.ho

Comment 3

19 years ago
Chris, can you run the .exe file by hand.  Here is the command line that the 
installer uses:
  jre13i.exe  -s -a -s

you can find the .exe in the daily build directories ..\xpi.  Try two methods:
1) just "jre13i.exe" (will show UI)
2) "jre13i.exe -s -a -s" (will not show UI)

See if you get the same results as this bug.

ps. also 
1) what kinda of laptop do you have?
2) how much ram?
3) I see this bug is marked against Win95, but just to be sure, what OS are you 
running on it (any service packs too)?  If this is indeed Win95, can you run 
\\yatsura\bin$\w95debut.exe.  It will tell you if you have the first release of 
Win95 (the debute version) or not.
4) What's the longest time (that you can remember) waiting before killing the 
process?
(Reporter)

Comment 4

19 years ago
Todays update:  - ran the complete install and it seemed to run fine.
The one difference in my configuration is a signficant amount
more diskspace on the installation target drive (d:)  In previous
attempts I was near the border on diskspace on that drive, but enough
space to allow the installation to continue...   I guess the thing
to test is low diskspace ( < ~20 MB on both the c:\windows\temp and
swap dir AND also on the installation target drive )

might be enough of a side case to defer past beta2.

Answers to other questions.

Here is the command line that the 
installer uses:
  jre13i.exe  -s -a -s

this ran fine.

you can find the .exe in the daily build directories ..\xpi.  Try two methods:
1) just "jre13i.exe" (will show UI)
2) "jre13i.exe -s -a -s" (will not show UI)

See if you get the same results as this bug.

ps. also 
1) what kinda of laptop do you have?

hp 4150

2) how much ram?

64 mb.

3) I see this bug is marked against Win95, but just to be sure, what OS are you 
running on it (any service packs too)?  If this is indeed Win95, can you run 
\\yatsura\bin$\w95debut.exe.  It will tell you if you have the first release of 
Win95 (the debute version) or not.

yes win95.  running \\yatsura\bin$\w95debut.exe.  pops a dialog
that shows "win95 debute NOT detected"

4) What's the longest time (that you can remember) waiting before killing the 
process?

A long time...  20+ minutes.

Comment 5

19 years ago
Putting on [nsbeta2-] radar.  Not critical to beta2.  Adding "relnote" keyword 
for PR2 release. 
Keywords: relnote
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-]

Comment 6

19 years ago
When Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) v1.3 was packaged into the installer, all 
the jar files where crunched. Crunching is a mechanism to reduce the size of 
all the class files within the jar by merging all the strings in the class file 
constant pools. And the crunched jar files are bundled with the installer. 
During the J2SE installer, these jar files will be uncrunched into its original 
form. Therefore, additional disk space is needed by the installer to perform 
the uncrunching. However, we should make the installer smart enough to 
determine the lack of diskspace in the final release.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 7

19 years ago
Adding relnote2 keyword.
Keywords: relnote2
I'm fairly sure there is another relnoted bug about the installer hanging in low 
disk space situations...

Gerv
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] → [nsbeta2-] relnote-user
Keywords: freeze
Keywords: freeze → hang

Comment 9

18 years ago
Stanley, can we close this?

Updated

18 years ago
QA Contact: geetha.vaidyanaathan → avm

Comment 10

18 years ago
This is a RFE for the installer. Reassign it to Jim.
Assignee: stanley.ho → James.Melvin
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Comment 11

18 years ago
Closing this bug; it's not a Mozilla bug, but RFE for the Java Plug-In
installer.  Also adding keyword to the Status Whiteboard to distinguish this as
not a Mozilla bug.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] relnote-user → [nsbeta2-] relnote-user jpibug

Comment 12

17 years ago
If this is invalid, then someone should take it out of the release notes for 0.9.9.

Updated

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