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Re: [help-GIFT] Charmer client Security Exception

From: Wolfgang Müller
Subject: Re: [help-GIFT] Charmer client Security Exception
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 14:08:43 +0200
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> Are there other clients that work or what am I doing wrong. I started
> installing gift yesterday and it still isn't running... :-(
Dear MS,

Both of us just outed ourselves as not very knowledgeable in the current JAVA 
security architecture.

In fact, when I was young ;-) I used to set the environment variable JAVA_HOME 
to /usr/lib/java and /usr/lib/java was the link to an unpacked JAVA archive. 
Let's call this location JAVA_HOME_OLD, as we don't know where *your* JAVA 

Well, times have changed: you need to set JAVA_HOME to 


Then the appletviewer will find the suitable security policy on startup. 
Apparrently the standard JAVA security policy lets you do everything you need 
for running SnakeCharmer, and it does not even care any more if the images 
are from the same location as the applet or not (probably this is only the 
case if you use a locally stored appletviewer, but I have not tried the 

Please tell me if things work for you now.

If things do work, please don't hesitate to file bug/findings reports to the 
debian package maintainers, and please don't refrain from sending me a patch 
for the documentation. I would be very grateful.


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