Unable to suggest the path for .../bin/javaws




File Handling
10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: christoph gille, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15])



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009011912 Firefox/3.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009011912 Firefox/3.0.6

Evironment variable  $JAVA_HOME is correctly set to /local/java/jdk1.6.0/

   which javaws 

correctly returns /local/java/jdk1.6.0/bin/javaws

Though everything is set up perfectly, firefox-3 is not able to suggest
/local/java/jdk1.6.0/bin/javaws as the program to open jnlp files.

That means that the user has to navigate through the file directories to
find javaws.

Immaging javaws would be in a large folder like /usr/bin/ or /bin/ ,
the file chooser would remain unresponsive for many seconds.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mv ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla_keep

2. Launch a Java Webstart application (extension .jnlp)

Actual Results:  
The user is  asked for the application to open the jnlp file
However, there is no suggestion generated by firefox

Expected Results:  
When Firefox asks it should make an intelligent suggestion.
It should use
 1. Shell variables
 2. $(which javaws) shell command or $PATH
 3. In case of MS-Windows typical installation sites of MS-Windows
 4. The user should have the possibility to type paths. This is important because executables often reside in directories with huge amounts of files which cannot be accessed by graphical file selectors. This text field may have tab-completion.


Related bug: 
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/managing+profiles. If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

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Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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