OER 11g: Issue when Accessing OER Asset (Java Webstart Component) from Linux with JRE1.7 (Doc ID 1555622.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 02, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Enterprise Repository - Version 11.1.1.7.0 and later
Generic Linux

Symptoms

 When opening "Edit / Manage Assets" that starts a Java Web Start component, the following behaviour is systematically seen:
1 - The popup window opens (after showing the Java logo)
2 - Whenever the user clicks to expand the categories on the left hand-side of the page, a popup "an error has occurred" is displayed, several times, sometimes without any content, sometimes with a "premature end of file" error message.

The resolution we have found is as follows:
1 - Download and install JRE1.6.0_45
2 - Open in the installation directory the following executable: [...]/bin/jcontrol
3 - In the "Java" tab, click on View
4 - Have only the platform corresponding to the JRE1.6 with the check box "enabled" checked
5 - Close Jcontrol
6 - Associate the jnlp extension with the javaws exectuable in <JRE1.6 installation directory>/bin/javaws

Cause

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