firefox 1.0.1 and java

Richard Hubbell richard.hubbell at
Mon Mar 7 05:08:24 UTC 2005

On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 17:00:39 -0800, Gerhard Magnus
<magnus at> wrote:
> Once I installed the new firefox 1.0.1 I lost the java runtime
> environment I had finally been able to get working with firefox 1.0.
> The "About Mozilla Firefox" window says I'm running "Firefox/1.0.1
> Fedora/1.0.1-1.3.2".  I assume this new version of firefox is using
> files from the directory tree that starts /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.1, which
> means I need to make a symbolic link (using the ln -s command)
> from /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/
> to /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.1/plugins.  This is the same procedure I
> successfully used before to make the link in
> the /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins directory.
> For some reason this procedure is not working -- the new link
> in /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.1/plugins appears in red instead of blue.  I've
> tried deleting the link (using rm -r) from both
> the /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins and the /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.1/plugins
> directories.  Although they no longer show up (using ls -al) the link
> creation (using ln -s) still gives a non-functioning link.  Then when I
> do a locate I get --
> /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_06/plugin/i386/ns610/
> /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_06/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/
> /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/
> /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/
> /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins/
> /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.1/plugins/
> which seems to be saying the links are still there in both firefox
> directories!  When I try ls -l on the /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.1/plugins
> directory I get:
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    20 Mar  6 16:51 ->
> flashing in red -- it looks like the link is linking to itself.  Or
> something....  Any suggestions on how to clean this up or at least to
> hack through it further?

This isn't a fedora question but a firefox question.
But there are so many lists.  I have subscribed to more than I know.
It seems nowadays one has to subscribe to a separate list for every package
available.   ...I digress...

Did you do this?

cd /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.1/plugins/
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/  .

To make sure you created the link properly try this:
ls -Ll  /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.1/plugins/
 ls -Ll  /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/
(they better be the same size (^: )
Make sure java is enabled under preferences|options.
then /usr/bin/firefox
try it out


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