JDK-4930673 : Linux:Mozilla/Netscape7 crashes if deployment.properties is not deleted
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: docs
  • Sub-Component: guides
  • Affected Version: 5.0
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: linux
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2003-10-01
  • Updated: 2008-01-27
  • Resolved: 2008-01-27
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5.0 beta2Fixed
Tested_Java_Release   	: "1.5.0-internal-b99"
Tested_Java_Location 	: 
Tested_Machine_Name   	: dnm-008/dnm-dtf-018
Tested O/S           	: linux Advance server/linux Redhat8

Problem Description :
The mozilla/NS7 crashes on linux while loading Plug-in if
- The JRE has been updated(from rc to fcs,from one promoted tiger build to another)
- the old deployment.properties exists in the <user_deployment_home> 

If at any point of time the JRE bits has been updated by the user then for clean run,the deployment_home needs to be cleaned before invoking Plug-in inside mozilla/NS7 browsers. This problem has been reported to the Plug-in developers(Xiaobin/Stanley) and they have decided to document this issue for the outside users as they will encounter this problem whenever they will try to update the JRE(from beta -> rc -> fcs)
This issue is only in tiger
This protential problem is documented in the product release notes:

CONVERTED DATA BugTraq+ Release Management Values COMMIT TO FIX: tiger-beta2

EVALUATION We should mentioned that: During different builds of J2RE 1.5.0 (beta/fcs), if the old JRE of the same version is picked up by the new plug-in due to the deployment.properties file out of sync, it may cause Mozilla/Netscape 7 crashes in Unix platform. Please let me know if you got any questions. THIS BUG APPLIES TO ALL TIGER RELEASES, INCLUDING GA! ###@###.### 2003-09-30 ###@###.### 2003-12-09