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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6994054

JDK install corrupts /etc/mailcap during installation

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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      linux_redhat_5.0

      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.6.0_22"
      Java (TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_22-b04)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 17.1-b03, mixed mode, sharing)

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Linux <hostname> 2.6.18-194.el5 #1 SMP Tue Mar 16 21:52:43 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

      EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
      Standard installation of Red Hat Linux and standard installation of JDK RPM

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      Installation of jdk-1.6.0_22-fcs on Redhat Linux 5.5 consistently adds an invalid entry to /etc/mailcap.

      The last line of the file prior to installation was:
       
      application/msword; ooffice
       
      and after installation of JDK it is:
       
      application/msword; ooffice\napplication/x-java-jnlp-file; /usr/bin/javaws %s

      (Note the invalid \n between office and application)
      This occured with builds 20 and 21 of the jdk as well.



      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      Standard Installation of Red Hat Linux 5
      Standard installation of JDK 1.6.0 Update 22 RPM

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      The installation should not be adding invalid \n in the /etc/mailcap file.
      ACTUAL -
      The installation adds an invalid \n in the /etc/mailcap file.

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      Workaround is to manually edit the /etc/mailcap file and remove the \n character.
      I am ok deferring this, unix is a third class citizen and we don't approach it seriously enough, however this is not a new bug and customers know how to handle it. We really need to fix this in the next release however.

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            • Assignee:
              miroslawzn Miroslaw Niemiec (Inactive)
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              webbuggrp Webbug Group
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