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

Bug #198633 reported by aaron andersen on 2008-03-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sun-java6 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1) The release of Ubuntu you are using, via 'cat /etc/lsb-release' or System -> About Ubuntu.
cat /etc/lsb-release
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.


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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

  * New upstream bug fix release.
    This was released today on
    Distributions are not allowed to package the released versions published
    at 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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