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Bug 485386 - Seamonkey is incompatible with the SUN Java plugin
Seamonkey is incompatible with the SUN Java plugin
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: seamonkey (Show other bugs)
All Linux
high Severity high
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Ben Levenson
: Triaged
Depends On: 460417
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Reported: 2009-02-13 03:26 EST by Radek Bíba
Modified: 2011-10-20 08:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-10-20 08:32:34 EDT
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Description Radek Bíba 2009-02-13 03:26:22 EST
Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. make sure the packages above are installed
2. launch seamonkey
3. visit a page with a java applet, e.g.
Actual results:
Segmentation fault

Expected results:
Running java applet, or at least a decent error message.

Additional info:
This is a new problem, the 64bit SUN plugin didn't exist earlier. In fact, we haven't released it yet. But it works great with firefox, even out-of-the-box with the RPM above. It's just seamonkey that accepts it as a valid plugin (see about:plugins), but crashes when it attempts to use it.
Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2009-02-13 11:26:25 EST
Seamonkey 1.0.x and 1.1.x fails to exchange NPAPI callback table with the java plugin...2.0a works fine. Looks like some misconfiguration...
Comment 2 Martin Stransky 2009-02-16 09:37:52 EST
the 64-bit plugin ignores all old mozilla browsers (1.8.0 and 1.8.1), returns NPERR_INCOMPATIBLE_VERSION_ERROR from NP_Initialize().

We can cosider to hack the plugin interface or at least fix crash of the old seamonkey.
Comment 4 Martin Stransky 2010-03-09 09:20:14 EST
It will be fixed when Bug 460417 lands.
Comment 5 Radek Bíba 2010-07-26 04:15:37 EDT

java-1.6.0-sun-plugin- + seamonkey-1.0.9-61.el4 = no crash. Yay! Applets still don't work, but I guess that won't get better until Seamonkey is rebased. There's one thing that could be improved in the meantime, though: when a page with an applet is visited, a dialog pops up asking me if I want to download the appropriate plug-in for application/x-java-vm. When I click OK, seamonkey goes to, which gives 404: Page not Found. That's not helpful.

FTR, we've just switched to also in case of the 32-bit Sun java plugin.
Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2011-10-20 08:32:34 EDT
We're not going to fix in in seamonkey on RHEL4.

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