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Bug ID: JDK-6712099 JRE install clears out all existing Java Runtime parameters for older JRE's
JDK-6712099 : JRE install clears out all existing Java Runtime parameters for older JRE's

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2008-06-09
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2011-02-16
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2009-01-30
Component:
deploy
OS:
windows_xp
Sub-Component:
plugin
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u10
Fixed Versions:
6u12 (b02)

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Description
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
1.6.0_10

ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Windows XP SP2

A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
Installing JRE 1.6.0_10 clears out all previously saved java runtime parameters for existing JRE installations

STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
With an existing 1.6 jre installed, set some Java Runtime Parameters and save them.  Now install 1.6.0_10 beta.  Go back to the control panel and notice all params are now missing

EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
EXPECTED -
Should retain existing parameters
ACTUAL -
Cleared out all parameters

REPRODUCIBILITY :
This bug can be reproduced always.

                                    

Comments
WORK AROUND

re-enter java runtime parameters for old jres from java control panel.
                                     
2008-10-20
EVALUATION

6u10 need be able to import jvm arguments settings of older JREs from deployment.properties to the new format. Since 6u10, the old plugin jre entry format is no longer supported. JRE entries are created by scanning windows registries for installed jres. jvm arguments are not stored in registy and is not imported to the new format.
                                     
2008-10-20



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