JDK-6797747 : need to bring back xpiinstall.exe
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: install
  • Sub-Component: install
  • Affected Version: 6u14
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2009-01-26
  • Updated: 2013-06-04
  • Resolved: 2009-02-18
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6u14 b02Fixed 7Fixed
We need to bring back the xpiinstall.exe.  Here's an email exchange betweem Many, myself and others:

Hi Bill

This applies to Windows system.

Further down the thread, I had sent this to Calvin:

The xpiinstall.exe is invoked through this scenario:
1) User is on a Firefox/Mozilla browser and does not have the Java plugin
2) User goes to a web page that requires the Java plugin;
   User is told through a browser info bar, that the page requires the missing plugin; there is a link to get the missing plugin
3) If user chooses to get the missing plugin (in this case Java), the browser presents a link to the xpiinstall.exe.

In this way we are able to distinguish between JRE downloads that come through FF browser.

On 01/23/09 11:29, William Harnois wrote:
> Sounds like we need to bring back the xpiinstall.exe then, right?
> Can you walk me through a scenario where I would get xpiinstall.exe?
> -Bill
> ###@###.### wrote:
>> Theoretically, that is correct.
>> Users get xpiinstall.exe via PFS (through a vanity we provided to mozilla).

EVALUATION The fix is to stage the xpi installer and update the jinstall for the ping method.