Bug 473141 - OpenJDK IcedTea plugin applet fails to unzip/initialize
OpenJDK IcedTea plugin applet fails to unzip/initialize
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.6.0-openjdk (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Deepak Bhole
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-26 14:06 EST by P Rauser
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:57 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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2008-11-26 14:06 EST, P Rauser
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Description P Rauser 2008-11-26 14:06:21 EST
Created attachment 324777 [details]
Java error

Description of problem:

Attempting to run compressed web-based java applet (in this case the Juniper Networks "Network Connect" applet, ncLinuxLauncher.jar) results in an unzip error and a subsequent failure to verify jars.

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


also present in


How reproducible:

Browse to web page with compressed applet

Actual results:

Applet fails, throws error (attached to this bug).

Expected results:

Applet launches.
Comment 1 Deepak Bhole 2009-01-21 15:34:20 EST
Can you please run firefox from the console as:


and attach the resulting log, and the /tmp/java.stderr file that is subsequently generated?
Comment 2 Deepak Bhole 2009-02-17 14:37:40 EST
This issue should be fixed in the latest F10/Rawhide update. If you continue to experience problems, feel free to re-open!
Comment 3 P Rauser 2009-03-30 12:27:12 EDT
Error continues to occur in release java-1.6.0-openjdk-

net.sourceforge.jnlp.LaunchException: Fatal: Initialization Error: Could not initialize applet.
	at net.sourceforge.jnlp.Launcher.createApplet(Launcher.java:472)
	at net.sourceforge.jnlp.Launcher.getApplet(Launcher.java:418)
	at net.sourceforge.jnlp.Launcher$TgThread.run(Launcher.java:597)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
	at net.sourceforge.jnlp.Launcher.createApplet(Launcher.java:458)
	... 2 more
Caused by: 
	at net.sourceforge.jnlp.Launcher.createApplet(Launcher.java:458)
	at net.sourceforge.jnlp.Launcher.getApplet(Launcher.java:418)
	at net.sourceforge.jnlp.Launcher$TgThread.run(Launcher.java:597)
	at net.sourceforge.jnlp.NetxPanel.runLoader(NetxPanel.java:97)
	at sun.applet.AppletPanel.run(AppletPanel.java:380)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:636)
	at sun.applet.AppletPanel.run(AppletPanel.java:430)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:636)
Comment 4 Deepak Bhole 2009-03-31 13:56:46 EDT
Do you get a dialog asking you to accept the https certificate, or does it fail outright?
Comment 5 Kedar Patankar 2009-07-12 01:39:51 EDT

I tried this with all the latest updates from F11 as of 07/11/09. That includes Firefox-3.5, and openjdk/icedtea plugins.

Here is what I see happen.

1. I point firefox to my company's VPN gateway.
2. Login.
3. Click on the SSL/VPN launcher.
4. Firefox crashes. The browser window is just gone.
5. I re-start firefox, and it re-opens all the tabs and appears to have picked up where the previous session died.
6. I re-click on the SSL/VPN launcher.
7. THis time it asks me twice whether to trust the .jars it is downloading.
8. I select "always trust", and then "yes" to both the dialogs.
9. I get "Setup failed sorry" error.

I will capture the console output with ICEDTEAPLUGIN_DEBUG=true and post it.
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:57:37 EST
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