Mozilla won't restart after Java plugin installed

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

Core Graveyard
Java: OJI
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major
VERIFIED FIXED
18 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Dave Ewart, Assigned: edburns)

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Description

18 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.17 i686; en-US; 0.6) Gecko/20001205
BuildID:    20001221

From 20.12.2000 CVS source build, following installation of Java plugin, Mozilla
will not start - it bombs with "There was an error trying to initialize the HPI
library".

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build Mozilla for sources - works fine, but need to get Java installed.
2. Go to local web page with Java applet, receive prompt to get the plugin.
3. After long download, the plugin reports that it has been successfully installed.
4. Java doesn't work immediately (prompts again to download plugin), so I close
Mozilla.
5. Attempt to restart Mozilla, but it will not.  Only fix from here is to delete
the plugins/java2 directory etc.

Errors on attempting to start Mozilla after apparently successful Java plugin
installation:

There was an error trying to initialize the HPI library
Please check your installation, HotSpot does not work correctly
when installed in the JDK 1.2 Linux Production Release, or
with any JDK 1.1.x release.
Could not startup JVM properly!
java_vm process: could not start Java VM
INTERNAL ERROR on Browser End: Could not read ack from browser
System error?:: Resource temporarily unavailable

My system is RH6.x release, updated kernel 2.2.17
(Reporter)

Comment 1

18 years ago
Forgot to add that I have been able to reproduce this same problem using a few
other versions of Mozilla - both M18 and 0.6 from binary distribution, also a
version of each of those built from source.

Over to OJI for triage
Assignee: idk → edburns
Component: Java-Implemented Plugins → OJI
QA Contact: geetha.vaidyanaathan → shrir

Comment 3

18 years ago
This sounds a lot like the problem I had with RedHat 6.2 and which was fixed by
upgrading to a newer version of glibc.  The new glibc can be found at
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2000-057-04.html .
(Reporter)

Comment 4

18 years ago
Thanks, Stephen, upgrading glibc seems to do the trick.  Cheers ... I've set bug
as FIXED.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 5

18 years ago
verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Updated

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