sun-java6-plugin depends on firefox but shouldn't

Bug #198633 reported by aaron andersen on 2008-03-05
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sun-java6 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

1) The release of Ubuntu you are using, via 'cat /etc/lsb-release' or System -> About Ubuntu.
cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu hardy (development branch)"

2) The version of the package you are using, via 'dpkg -l PKGNAME | cat' or by checking in Synaptic.
sun-java6-plugin 6-04-2

3) What happened and what you expected to happen.
i already have epiphany-gecko web browser installed, then i install sun-java6-plugin and i expect it to NOT require firefox because i already have a web browser installed. what actually happens is that synaptic forces me to install firefox even though i have epiphany installed.

i filed bug 191586 which is very similar to this... i should have caught this bug when i filed it, but i didn't catch it until now (now that 191586 is fixed i noticed)... i'm not sure what exactly sun-java6-plugin should be depending on? i'm pretty sure it doesn't actually require firefox, but then again it's a binary package and we don't have the source for it. whoever solved 191586 would probably know though.

thanks

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package sun-java6 - 6-05-0ubuntu1

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sun-java6 (6-05-0ubuntu1) hardy; urgency=low

  * New upstream bug fix release.
    This was released today on https://jdk-distros.dev.java.net/developer.html.
    Distributions are not allowed to package the released versions published
    at http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads and have to wait for the
    availability of the DLJ bundles. No need to file reports like LP: #199477.
  * Install all desktop files in /usr/share/applications.
  * sun-java6-jdk: Add java*-sdk provides.
  * Adjust plugin links for xulrunner-1.9. LP: #173966, #198633.

 -- Matthias Klose <email address hidden> Tue, 25 Mar 2008 23:33:13 +0000

Changed in sun-java6:
status: New → Fix Released
Davide (davidef1986) wrote :

This problem seem to be still here.
I've just installed the new kubuntu 9.10 alpha3 + updates and I have to install firefox in order to install sun-java6-plugin

Zach McCullough (nosrepa) wrote :

This bug affects natty users as well. I don't want firefox on my system!

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