openjdk6 remains default web start plugin even when sun is default in alternatives

Bug #280064 reported by wdesmet on 2008-10-08
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
openjdk-6 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Basically when opening a web start application firefox gives one option for the jnlp file: Open with OpenJDK6 Web Start (default). The sun-java6-plugin isn't even displayed and I assume has to be manually selected.

But when you go to alternatives:
$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/javaws
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 38 2008-10-06 13:54 /etc/alternatives/javaws -> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/javaws

So something is definitely amiss here. This is probably either firefox's or one of the plugin packages' fault. This is in Ubuntu 8.04 with all packages up to date at moment of submission.

Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

please send the output of
update-alternatives --display

Changed in openjdk-6:
status: New → Incomplete
wdesmet (kromagg) wrote :

$ update-alternatives --display
No alternatives for

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

wdesmet, is this still an issue for you? thank you

Yup, this is still present. I just used the "choose other application"
option and configured javaws manually. I will attempt on a fresh
profile, see if this works differently and get back to you.

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 3:13 PM, Dimitrios Symeonidis<email address hidden> wrote:
> wdesmet, is this still an issue for you? thank you

wdesmet (kromagg) wrote :

I also verified with a completely fresh user profile. It still only displays the openjdk option.

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

ok, switching back to new (don't know enough to help you more, sorry)

Changed in openjdk-6 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Iuri Diniz (iuridiniz) wrote :

I have this same problem,

iuri@moeda:~$ update-alternatives --display - status is manual.
 link currently points to /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/amd64/
/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/amd64/ - priority 63
/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/ - priority 1061
Current `best' version is /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/

But I can correct it by:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin
sudo update-alternatives --config
[selectin here]

If I don't do this 'update-alternatives', firefox (via about:plugins) displays two java plugins.

Possible cause: icedtea plugin only adds one alternative ( while sun plugin adds many alternatives, so I think that is the problem.

in annex a complete list of alternatives

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