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Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version

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When launching an application requiring Java 1.6 with a Java 1.7 web start it fails when it tries to download 1.6 with the following message

"Unable to download http://javadl-esd.sun.com/update/1.6.0/1.6.0_29-b11.xml for installation"
  • 1. Re: Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version
    thomasng Newbie
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    I tried just now and it works for me.

    Does it fail for you consistently ?

    Can you point us to the html that trigger the Java 1.6 download please ?

    what's the exact Java 7 version you have installed ?
  • 2. Re: Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version
    936475 Newbie
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    We are also having this issue, but I cannot provide a link to the download as it is only available internally. Same exact error though. This seems like a recent problem. It used to work fine. We are seeing this on Win 7 64 bit. Using Java 7 update 4.

    It works if we install the jnlp from the dos window.

    Edited by: 933472 on May 10, 2012 8:02 AM
  • 3. Re: Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version
    817264 Journeyer
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    Could you please collect and provide more info.
    In particular:
    0) Explain how exactly you launch JNLP when it does not work.
    "install the jnlp from the dos window" - do you mean run "javaws applicationURL"?
    When it does not work do you use Deployment Toolkit to embed link into web page?
    1) screenshot of the error
    2) Enable full trace details (see http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/webnotes/tsg/TSG-Desktop/html/plugin.html#gcexdf)
    and post trace file
    3) Install WireShark and see what http requests are made. Please post all request/response pairs
  • 4. Re: Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version
    936475 Newbie
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    igor wrote:
    Could you please collect and provide more info.
    In particular:
    0) Explain how exactly you launch JNLP when it does not work.
    We have a website with a link to a jnlp file. User clicks on the link the jnlp file downloads and installs.
    "install the jnlp from the dos window" - do you mean run "javaws applicationURL"?
    Yes. But actually that only worked because we had already installed a Java 6 version.
    When it does not work do you use Deployment Toolkit to embed link into web page?
    1) screenshot of the error
    Here are links to several screenshots of errors we get:
    http://dl.waterford.org/pics/error_install.png
    http://dl.waterford.org/pics/error2.png
    http://dl.waterford.org/pics/error3.png

    Here is a link to the error in the java webstart failure dialog (details):
    http://dl.waterford.org/pics/errormsg.txt
    2) Enable full trace details (see http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/webnotes/tsg/TSG-Desktop/html/plugin.html#gcexdf)
    and post trace file
    Here is a link to the java console with full trace details:
    http://dl.waterford.org/pics/javaconsole.txt
    3) Install WireShark and see what http requests are made. Please post all request/response pairs
    http://dl.waterford.org/pics/packets.pcap

    Edited by: 933472 on May 10, 2012 1:30 PM
  • 5. Re: Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version
    942498 Newbie
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    Hi.

    I was just wondering if you had a solution to this problem?

    I am having exactly the same issue - win 7 64bit, trying to auto download JRE 1.6.0_20 from Java Web Start running under JRE 1.7.

    Identical error appearing on both Chrome & Firefox.

    Cheers,
    Lee.

    Edited by: 939495 on Jun 8, 2012 3:33 AM
  • 6. Re: Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version
    gimbal2 Guru
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    The dude has made 2 posts until now (assuming you're replying to the last poster; the OP made only one post and didn't even bother to reply after that), do you really expect him to read your question?

    If you have a problem create a thread for yourself and provide any information you can from your own experience and environment, don't resurrect or even hijack other threads for yourself and say "yeah, me too!" to save yourself the time.
  • 7. Re: Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version
    942498 Newbie
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    Given that the last post - the one I replied to - was less than one month ago then yes I am hopeful he may get around to reading this some time soon.

    Maybe he's found the answer, not updated here, and never will. Maybe he's simply been on holiday? Maybe he's still waiting on someone else replying?

    I didn't hi-jack to save myself time, I simply want to know if this has been resolved, as it's a recent thread that fits my problem exactly.

    I assume you don't have the answer? :)
  • 8. Re: Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version
    gimbal2 Guru
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    939495 wrote:
    Given that the last post - the one I replied to - was less than one month ago then yes I am hopeful he may get around to reading this some time soon.
    False hope.
    Maybe he's found the answer, not updated here, and never will. Maybe he's simply been on holiday? Maybe he's still waiting on someone else replying?
    People who keep waiting tend to bump a thread with "any answer guys?", "Please, any answers?", "nobody?". Nobody is that patient anymore.
    I didn't hi-jack to save myself time, I simply want to know if this has been resolved, as it's a recent thread that fits my problem exactly.
    Fair enough, although I've seen that argument so many times before and usually it ends up with "yeah Java is giving me an error too" and the symptoms are actually different. I suggest you ignore my snippy comment and still follow the advice: create a new thread, provide all the information you can.
    I assume you don't have the answer? :)
    Maybe, maybe not. I suggest you scroll a bit through recent posts and take special notice to the ones that have a similar "in java 6 it works, in Java 7 it doesn't" or "java 7 upgrade" topic. I have this nagging feeling that the answer to your riddle is already answered in several of them, some of them even by me.
  • 9. Re: Java 7 Web start fails to download Java 1.6 version
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    as it's a recent thread
    No.
    It is not.
    The O.P. orphaned the thread.
    All responses are therefore useless to that O.P.
    We'll never know whether there was any resolution.

    The thread is locked to prevent additional resurrections and hijacks.
    (... and thread hijacks are poor etiquette, at best)

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