[CentOS] Can't get JRE to install so that FireFox sees it
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Wed Sep 21 14:45:42 UTC 2005
First, confirm that Java is installed.
you should have a directory "jre1.5.x.x.x" or whatever the current version.
That directory should have some stuff in it:
[ahull at hal jre1.5.0_02]$ ls
bin COPYRIGHT lib man README
CHANGES javaws LICENSE plugin THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME.txt
If it does not, then Java is not installed yet. I recommend not
downloading the RPM.
One you get it installed, then you have to copy the plugin to the proper
directory in Firefox.
a symbolic link would do this nicely.
ln -s n -s /<java dir>/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /<firefox
Then enable the java checkbox in firefox preferences and you're set.
The java website has some decent instructions too:
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