firefox and java

Matthew Saltzman mjs at
Tue Jan 4 16:29:09 UTC 2005

On Tue, 4 Jan 2005, Nifty Hat Mitch wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 10:37:06PM -0500, Claude Jones wrote:
> > Reply-To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at>
> >
> > On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 17:43 -0800, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> >
> > > I seem to have "firefox-1.0" and "firefox-0.10.1" directories
> > > under /usr/lib although the Firefox version that's executing is 1.0.  Do
> > > I need to uninstall anything in order to get this to work.
> >
> > "Make a symbolic link to in your Mozilla Plugins
> > directory.
> In some very old messages I seem to recall that
> a copy of the file was needed not a symbolic link.

It's the other way around--link required, not copy.

> There was no explanation but I suspect that the security
> model of Java can make following links more 'interesting'
> than normal.  This link .vs. copy issue can also be important
> for chroot'ed environments.  Since I do not know how Java
> manages it's sandbox/ security model there are a number
> of things to pay attention to.

I'm pretty sure the link is needed so the plugin can find its libraries
relative to itself.

> An advanatage of links is that only one file needs to be updated.
> Chroot'ed areas need to be inspected for outdated binary objects
> that you will have noted in your system notebook.

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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