Bug 111839

Summary: netscape freeze when is working with java applets with jre plugin
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Polkan García <polkan.garcia>
Component: glibcAssignee: Jakub Jelinek <jakub>
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Polkan García 2003-12-10 19:34:10 UTC
Description of problem:

I have installed RH 9. We used complex forms written in java that
access to a oracle database, by means of Netscape 4.7x 4.8x and plugin
of java for Netscape in its version 1.4.2. I have updated glibc to the
recommended ones by redhat and when I access to the forms everything
goes well a little while, soon simply the Netscape is congealed. In my
network also I have redhat 7,3, I installed the same version of
Netscape, plugin of java, and the problem does not appear, therefore I
believe that he is something of redhat 9, but not that can be.

In my network I have near 70 workstations with redhat linux 9 and in
all the stations it happens the same, the Netscape after initializing
some applet simply is blocked.
I have tested in other versions of redhat (7,3, 7,2) with the same
versions of netscape and jre plugin and all affluent march, non-blocking.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Redhat 9.0/Netscape 4.7x/4.8x

How reproducible:

Enter a set of applet that interchange information with a database
server with Netscape and plugin of java on redhat 9

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install netscape 
2. Install jre plugin
3. Go to web forms.
  
Actual results:

The netscape is frezee

Expected results:

All forms work good in redhat 9

Additional info:

No

Comment 1 Polkan García 2003-12-10 21:40:18 UTC
I tested new: In my redhat 9, after being in X (init 5), I ran new
graphical surroundings from one tty with the command "startx --:2". In
the first graphical console (alt + f7) I am not executing the
Netscape, simply, I am logged. In the new window of the X (alt + f8) I
execute the Netscape and I access to the Web forms, NON-BLOCKING, will
be perhaps a problem of X server? 
I again proved to enter the forms Web from the first graphical
terminal (alt + f7) and it was blocked, while in the other console
there was no problem.
It will be some problem of X server?

Comment 2 Ulrich Drepper 2004-08-26 04:54:04 UTC
This most definitely is no problem in glibc.  Netscape 4.x is
notoriously buggy.  Old JVMs, especially when using LinuxThreads, are
a nightmare.

And even if we were to accept that this is a problem with glibc, how
should we debug this?  We cannot debug netscape or JVMs, we don't even
have your complex forms.

Your best bet, if you haven't done so already, is to use a reasonably
well tested and modern environment.  For stable commercial
environments RHEL3 is certainly the best choice.  If you are willing
to live without the support and compatibility guarantees, use FC2 or
the upcoming FC3.

I'm closing the bug.