Java installation question

nodata fedora at nodata.co.uk
Sun Dec 19 17:50:05 UTC 2004


On Sun, 2004-12-19 at 17:37 +0000, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> An application I need to run at a website requires that my browser
> (Mozilla firefox) have the Java Runtime Environment (J2SE50).  The Sun
> website offers these options:
> 
> *****
> 
> Linux Self-extracting File
> This file can be used to install the Java platform in a location chosen
> by the user. This file can be installed by anyone (not only root users),
> and it can be installed in any location. It will not displace the system
> version of the Java platform supplied by the Linux operating environment
> (unless you intentionally install it in the same location as the
> system's Java platform, which requires you to be root user).
> 
> Linux RPM in Self-extracting File
> A Linux RPM package file to be installed with the rpm utility. The RPM
> packages require root access to install, and they install by default in
> a location such that they replace the system version of the Java
> platform supplied by the Linux operating environment. 
> 
> *****
> 
> Which of these installations is recommended so that (1) Firefox can find
> the Java plugin and (2) I don't damage any system version of Java that
> may already be included in Fedora 3?
> 

It doesn't matter which you choose, but I would go for rpm.

To make the plugin work for all mozilla-using apps (including Firefox
and Epiphany) link to the gcc32 version of the plugin
from /usr/lib/mozilla.




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