Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 653573
unable to get java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin to have java support in firefox
Last modified: 2011-05-19 09:57:18 EDT
Description of problem:
In firefox, there is no java plugin available.
When issuing "yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin.i686", I get
Setting up Install Process
Package 1:java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin-184.108.40.206-1.21.b17.el6.i686 is obsoleted by 1:java-1.6.0-openjdk-220.127.116.11-1.31.b17.el6_0.i686 which is already installed
Nothing to do
I guess the plugin's version 1.21 (< 1.31) prevents it to be installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): RHEL6
How reproducible: as above
Actual results: no java plugin installed
Expected results: java plugin installed in firefox
The plugin subpackage was obsoleted intentionally in the 0day erratum. Hopefully we'll be able to start shipping it in 6.1.
(it shouldn't have been included in 6.0 in the first place, despite how cool it was)
(In reply to comment #2)
> The plugin subpackage was obsoleted intentionally in the 0day erratum.
Don't you think that such a change should at least be mentioned in the errata description? What's wrong with the plugin? Having no Java plugin for firefox is a massive usability restriction for RHEL6.
Given the issues we found over our test cycle, in order to provide a plugin that meets the expected goals of security and performance we decided to defer the release of the java plugin to RHEL 6.1
Is there already a partner Feature request to have the plugin back in 6.1? Fujitsu would like to add it to its Feature tracker.
Aded Fujitsu to this as a feature request. Already has all ACKs required for 6.1.
Deepak, can you put this into ASSIGNED state please.
In the meantime, Anders Karlsson has pointed us to the IBM Java kit in RHEL6, which contains a fully functional browser plugin. Thus while having the OpenJDK plugin would still be desirable (as openJDK appears to be the 1st choice of JREs in RHEL6), the urgency of this request is just medium.
Fixed in icedtea-web-1.0-4.el6
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