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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8046308

Firefox can't find JRE when installed to non-default location

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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_xp

      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.6.0_31"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_31-b05)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.6-b01, mixed mode, sharing)

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

      EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
      Firefox 10.0.1

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      I have installed different JRE versions on my sytsem (JRE 1.6.0_27, JRE 1.6.0_30).
      I installed the new JRE version in a non-default directory. After successful instaalation I could see parallel installation of JRE 1.6.0_27 and 1.6.0_31.

      After vstarting firefox i was asked to install a new java plugin. I agreed and could work with this new java version.
      After installation of a new JDK 1.6.0_31 and rebooting my system, Firefox was'nt able to find a java plugin.
      The java test page http://www.java.com/de/download/testjava.jsp told me that there was no java plugin available, the add-on/plugin list really shows no java any more.
      I had to deinstall and install my JRE 1.6.0_31 again (default installation)

      Maybe there is a correlation with your firefox bug fix in JRE 1.6.0_31.

      REGRESSION. Last worked in version 6u29

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      1) multiple installation of JRE 1.6.0_xx
      2) install JRE 1.6.0_31 in a non-default directory
      3) start firefox -> install plugin
      4) install JDK 1.6.0_31 (maybe this step is not necessary)
      5) reboot your system (maxbe this step is not necessary)
      6) start firefox -> no java plugin is found any more

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      newest java plugin should be found
      ACTUAL -
      no java plugin is installed

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      default installation of JRE (no parallel JREs)

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            • Assignee:
              miroslawzn Miroslaw Niemiec (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              pardesha Pardeep Sharma
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