[Bug 173966] Re: java plugin not working in firefox 3 on ubuntu 8.04

amedee amedee at amedee.be
Mon Apr 21 12:45:29 UTC 2008

On Mon, April 21, 2008 14:16, Pjotr12345 wrote:
> I have found a perhaps better solution, at least for 32-bit-Ubuntu.
> The thing is, that Sun Java JRE is no longer in ubuntu-restricted-
> extras. It has been replaced by OpenJDK and the Icedtea plugin. But
> those don't work as well as Sun Java.
> These are the steps I followed:
> 1. I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras on a clean installation of the
> Release Candidate of 8.04 (32-bit edition)
> 2. Afterwards, simply installing Sun Java JRE and plugin is not enough.
> First you have to completely remove OpenJDK and the Icedtea plugin in
> Synaptic. Only then you should install Sun Java JRE and plugin.
> Then everything works fine again (at least on my computers).
> It's a pity that Sun Java JRE has been replaced in ubuntu-restricted-
> extras. Now a lot of people will have to do this manual correction
> afterwards.

That is not an acceptable solution. It should either work correctly out of
the box, or not be installed at all. The current situation causes

I suggest removing OpenJDK and the Icedtea plugin from Ubuntu until all
bugs are solved. The next version of ubuntu ships in two weeks, this bug
just cannot be shipped to millions of users.

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