[kaffe] issue with https, kaffe 1.1.3, and jessie 0.9.6

Helmer Krämer hkraemer at freenet.de
Wed Feb 4 23:43:02 PST 2004

On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 16:05:22 -0800
Mark Maxham <mark at maxham.com> wrote:

> I have a very simple little program:
> I'm running kaffe 1.1.3 on Debian, and I have built the GNU Crypto from 
> the latest CVS, as well as Jessie, also from the latest CVS.  Here's my 
> little test app:
> [ ... ]
> java -classpath .:/data/workdir/source/gnu-crypto.jar:
>   /data/workdir/jce/javax-crypto.jar:
>   /data/workdir/security/javax-security.jar:
>   /data/jessie-0.9.6/lib/javax-net.jar:
>   /data/jessie-0.9.6/lib/javax-security-cert.jar:
>   /data/jessie-0.9.6/lib/org-metastatic-jessie.jar HttpsTest
> I looked in the jessie.jar file and everything looks like it's there to 
> provide HTTPS, and I get this:
> java.net.MalformedURLException: Protocol handler not found: https
>     at java.net.URL.<init> (URL.java:430)
>     at java.net.URL.<init> (URL.java:311)
>     at HttpsTest.main (HttpsTest.java:17)
> I tried moving the jessie.jar into the BOOTCLASSPATH and got a whole new 
> raft of exceptions, because jessie wants to load some classes by name. 
> But to do so, it has to call [some object].class.getClassLoader().  But 
> if the calling class was loaded by the bootloader, getClassLoader() 
> returns null.  Argh!  It's like I'm stuck in a catch-22 here.
> Has anybody else made https work with jessie under kaffe?  If so, what's 
> the trick?

Looks like URL.getURLStreamHandler() is using the wrong
classloader to load the class of the handler (patch is

Should I check it in and file a bug against classpath?


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