Can Java just shoot me?
craig at tobyhouse.com
Wed Nov 21 22:05:26 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 14:27 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Antti J. Huhtala wrote:
> > ke, 2007-11-21 kello 11:28:23 -0500, Tom Horsley kirjoitti:
> >> On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:24:03 -0600
> >> Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:
> >>>> Better put into /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.x/plugins
> >>>> That way it is available to all users.
> >>> Wouldn't it disappear the next time you update Firefox to 2.0.0.x+1?
> >>> I've never tried that, actually.
> >> Yep, you have to keep updating the link with firefox.
> >> On the other hand you can make links in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
> >> and firefox will find them there as well for all users, and they will
> >> hang around between firefox versions (which is a good thing
> >> as long as they aren't version dependent).
> > Yes, a symlink in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins will work no matter which
> > version of Firefox is currently used.
> > Referring to Tom's original post, I find it difficult to understand the
> > sneering remarks some writers have chosen to contribute to this thread.
> > While installing Sun's Java Runtime Environment is not very difficult,
> > it is not entirely trivial, either.
> > Finding a JRE rpm package or binary self-extracting file to download is
> > *not* the problem (though a relative newbie can't be sure which of the
> > many on offer to choose). It's what you do _after_ downloading it to
> > install _and_ link it properly.
> > There are so many variables (Fedora version, i386/x86_64, browser etc)
> > to consider that it is understandable everybody and his cousin have not
> > succeeded in making JRE work in their systems. Sun's home pages _are_
> > somewhat difficult to navigate if you aren't sure which package/file you
> > need to install Firefox Java plugin, for example.
> > Even if you manage to somehow find your way to http://java.com/en/ and
> > locate the "big green button", your troubles are far from over. You may
> > successfully d/l and install the package/file but if you didn't observe
> > the fact earlier, there's _no_ reference either to Fedora or Firefox!
> > When you get to 'Enable and Configure' section in 'Instructions', your
> > options are "Mozilla 1.4 and later" or "Mozilla 1.2, Netscape 6 and
> > later". How do you know which one to choose -- if either? (If you've got
> > Fedora 7 and Firefox 32-bit browser, the former is just fine.)
> > In trying to get your Firefox Java plugin to work, you may be directed
> > to http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#Java . Though the advice on
> > that page is not wrong, it's much too brief to be of any real help to
> > the uninitiated.
> > For a long time I didn't have JRE working (for no lack of trying) until
> > I followed the directions in
> > http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc6.html#java
> > while using FC6. Today I spent a good hour to install and enable the
> > latest Java plugin (jre1.6.0_03) in F7 and Firefox 126.96.36.199 according to
> > http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f7.html#java
> > Why it took a good hour is because the above page is a bit vague about
> > 'simply deleting /opt/jre1.6 directory' and creating a symlink to the
> > appropriate /opt/jre1.6.0_03/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so file
> > in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.
> > Regards
> > Antti
> This is working for me. The F7 instructions are very clear. I am
> updating this F7-64 so can't get the lib file yummed yet but the
> sim-link went fine and it should then work. I saved the web page :-)
Sun's java (neither 32 nor 64 bit) will run as plugin inside of 64 bit
More information about the users