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Bug ID: JDK-6592260 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 installer should make sure no java plugin dll exists under <FF_home>/plugins/
JDK-6592260 : 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 installer should make sure no java plugin dll exists under /plugins/

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2007-08-13
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2010-09-17
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2008-03-26
Component:
deploy
OS:
windows
Sub-Component:
deployment_toolkit
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P2
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u3
Fixed Versions:
6u10 (b07)

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Description
1.3.1_20 errorneously copy plugin dlls  to <FF_home>/plugins/ which causes FF to not being able to recognize any other versions of JRE installed (1.5, 1.6, or 1.7).

While a bug need to be filed against 1.3.1 update, it's possible that end users won't bother installing an update bundle from the about to get EOL 1.3.1 line.

1.5, 1.6, 1.7 installer therefore should make sure no java plugin dll exists under <FF_home>/plugins/ directory.

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

Registration of Plugin with Firefox during installation or from Java Control Panel will need to check and make sure there's no java plugin dll exists under <FF_home>/plugins/.

A bug also needs to be filed against 1.3.1 update.
                                     
2007-08-13



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