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Bug 432951 - install java-1.7.0-icedtea-plugin per default
install java-1.7.0-icedtea-plugin per default
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spin-kickstarts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jeroen van Meeuwen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-15 07:11 EST by Matěj Cepl
Modified: 2018-04-11 03:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-13 07:55:24 EDT
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Description Matěj Cepl 2008-02-15 07:11:20 EST
Description of problem:
See bug 403861 comment 4 -- could we get java*icedtea-plugin whenever we have
firefox installed, please?

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install Fedora and select group containing firefox
Actual results:
Java applets don't work and we are not able to install well java out of the web

Expected results:
Java applet should just work

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-02-15 10:42:24 EST
Thomas - opinions?
Comment 2 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2008-02-15 11:13:46 EST
The plugin is installed by default in a Fedora 8 install.  Here's the relevant
section of comps-f8.xml.in:

    <_description>Support for running programs written in the Java programming
      <packagereq type="mandatory">java-1.5.0-gcj</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="mandatory">libgcj</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">java-1.7.0-icedtea</packagereq>
      <packagereq type="default">java-1.7.0-icedtea-plugin</packagereq>

We tested this during the Fedora 8 cycle to be sure the plugin was installed by
default.  We didn't test the Live Media installation scenario though.  Do Live
Media spins use the same comps.xml?
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-02-15 11:54:43 EST
Same comps file, but we don't install the java group due to space constraints. 
If we want to add it, we have to find a corresponding amount of stuff to remove.
Comment 4 Sergio Monteiro Basto 2008-05-01 01:00:03 EDT
IMO, what mcepl@redhat.com means, is install RPM of java-1.7.0-icedtea-plugin,
don't install by itself Java Plugin in firefox , 
Instead we have a README file.

IMHO , it should install automatically  
Comment 5 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2008-05-01 11:28:58 EDT
java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin and java-1.6.0-openjdk are installed by default on the
Fedora 9 DVD.  I wish the same were true for the LiveCD since I consider the
Java plugin an important component of a base desktop system.

Only those two packages would be needed -- 30MB in total.  Where is the list of
LiveCD groups that do get installed?  I'd like to find some corresponding stuff
to remove.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:13:04 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2008-06-11 11:56:58 EDT
LiveCD kickstart configs can be grabbed from livecd-tools git
  git clone git://git.fedorahosted.org/git/livecd

And then see under configs/.  I really don't see anything obvious that could be
removed to be able to add another 30 megs of stuff though
Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2008-09-10 18:33:21 EDT
Comment 9 Jeroen van Meeuwen 2008-10-13 07:55:24 EDT
Can't fix without a decision on what to remove from the Live Media in favour of icedtea. Please reopen if you see something eligible for deletion worth at least 30M in the kickstarts at


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