LoadPlugin Issue with JDK1.3.1 and Mozilla 1.7.2

Bob Perry rperry4 at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 10 20:42:23 PDT 2004

On (10/10/04 11:52), Kurt Miller wrote:
> Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 11:52:48 -0400
> From: Kurt Miller <truk at optonline.net>
> Subject: Re: LoadPlugin Issue with JDK1.3.1 and Mozilla 1.7.2
> To: Bob Perry <rperry4 at earthlink.net>, freebsd-java at freebsd.org
> X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1437
> From: "Bob Perry" <rperry4 at earthlink.net>
> > I don't develop Java apps for FreeBSD but use the JDK ports 
> > because I thought it necessary in order to view java apps 
> > in the browsers (?).  I currently run FreeBSD 4.9 and experiment 
> > with Mozilla 1.7.2, Firefox 0.9.3, and Galeon 1.3.17.
> > 
> > All three browsers have been crashing consistently and I suspect  
> > that part of the problem may lie with the error message I receive 
> > stating:
> > 
> > LoadPlugin: Failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/
> > jdk1.3.1/jre/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/local/
> > jdk1.3.1/jre/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so: Undefined 
> > symbol "_vt$16nsQueryInterface"]
> A user on OpenBSD ran into this recently... The issue is that
> the netscape folks add functions to the nspr library without
> properly incrementing the minor version number. This leads
> the dynamic loader to believe it can use the nspr library from
> the nspr port when it can't. 
> Mozilla, Firefox and Galeon all set LD_LIBRARY_PATH such
> that it should pick up the nspr library that comes with Mozilla
> (or Firefox). There could be a bug in the FreeBSD dynamic
> loader that is causing it to ignore LD_LIBRARY_PATH or
> to look at /usr/local/lib before LD_LIBRARY_PATH (OpenBSD
> had a bug here too, BTW).
> > I had a chance to review the archives and it appears as though 
> > I should use the Java Development Kit 1.4.1.  Is this correct? 
> > If so, are there any hints or secrets you might want to pass along 
> > before I port the linux version in?
> With the 1.4.2 jdk nspr is just a bulid depend and can be 
> uninstalled after you've built the jdk. So you can work around
> the problem by switching to 1.4.2 and deinstalling nspr after
> building it.

Thanks for taking the time to respond. I don't have a lot of 
expertise in this area and would definitely need help with 
the work-around you mention.  However, is this something that 
I can request a patch for or am I just dreaming?
I opened the Mozilla MAKE file, but as I mentioned, my expertise 
here is minimal.  I don't even know what an nspr is.

Pls advise.

Thanks again.     

I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly

FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE-p2 #0

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