Can Java just shoot me?

Craig White craigwhite at
Thu Nov 22 17:05:00 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 22:19 +0530, Rogue wrote:
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> Karl Larsen wrote:
> >    I had no problem finding the PAGE with the things to d/l. The problem
> > is getting the dam stuff to WORK!! I followed the Install guidance which
> > is hard to read, but I made the directory /usr/java/ which does not
> > exist on F7, and I did the bash file from that directory which put
> > another directory above /usr/java/jre1... which seems to have all the
> > java stuff.
> >    But Firefox can't find this even though it says it will check
> > /usr/java/. Should I move everything from that jre1... directory to
> > /usr/java/?
> You need to symlink the file to your mozilla plugins
> directory.
> I suspect that you already have a file
> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ pointing to the icedtea
> version of the plugin, via the /etc/alternatives/
> If you wish to consume the Sun's plugin, then you need to remove this
> file and create a symlink to the Sun's plugin
> ln -s /usr/java/jre1.*/plugin/i386/ns7/ .
> Now restart firefox and you should see the new plugin take effect.
> On the other hand, I would really appreciate it if someone can tell me
> how to use the alternatives to pick up the Sun's environment.
this is the general idea for Fedora 7

but of course, these walk throughs get outdated quickly (jre 6 update 3
is current) and 86_64 throws all sorts of curve balls (I don't think
that applets work in jre 6 86_64) and I don't think that the plugin
works with Firefox 86_64.


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