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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6403836

1.4.2_12b01 windowsXP 32-bit JDK install/Remove leaves artifacts behind in registry and filesystem

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    • Subcomponent:
    • Resolved In Build:
      b01
    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_xp
    • Verification:
      Not verified

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      Procedure:
      1. Check that machine is clean of all previous Java JDK installs.
       i.e.
      no traces in Add/Remove
      no C:/j2sdk1.4.2_12 directory
      no key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft] in registry.

      2. Install 1.4.2_12b01 jdk bundle

      **NOTE: Exclude Demos, Source Code and Public Java runtime to save time
      and distinguish reponsible agent of the problem.

      Verify that installation provides the following system components:

      Folder C:/j2sdk1.4.2_12

      Registry keys:
      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft]

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit]
      "CurrentVersion"="1.4"

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\1.4]
      "JavaHome"="C:\\j2sdk1.4.2_12"
      "MicroVersion"="2"

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\1.4.2_12]
      "JavaHome"="C:\\j2sdk1.4.2_12"
      "MicroVersion"="2"

      3. Remove the 1.4.2_12 JDK and reboot.
      Observe the following artifacts remain:

      Folder(empty) C:/j2sdk1.4.2_12
      Registry key(value not set): [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft]

      All keys and folders should be removed following JDK removal.

      NOTE: This is _not_ a regression from 1.4.2 FCS.
      Same behaviour observed there.
      Note that the problem was observed on Windows XP Home SP2 x86
      I was able to reproduce this on Win XP Pro SP2 machine with j2sdk1.4.2_12 b3.
      I observe that when j2sdk1.4.2_12 is removed, the c:/j2sdk1.4.2_12 dir. and JavaSoft registry key in question still remain, although are empty.
      Expected behaviour is like submitter said, the c:/j2sdk1.4.2_12 should be removed itself and also the JavaSoft key in the registry also.

      I can make the machine available for vnc testing for your convenience.

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            • Assignee:
              asaha Abhijit Saha
              Reporter:
              wrockett Walter Rockett
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