[CentOS] CentOS 5.4 64-bit: Java web browser plugin for 64-bit FireFox?

Mathieu Baudier mbaudier at argeo.org
Sun Jan 31 11:55:49 UTC 2010


> Does there exist *anywhere* a Java web browser plugin for 64-bit
> FireFox?  The SUN 1.6<mumble> JDK (jdk-6u18-linux-amd64.rpm) does NOT

I personally prefer to use the OpenJDK build of JDK 1.6 (Sun's JDK
still has licensing issue)

As discussed recently on this list ("[CentOS] stock openjdk vs.
epel"), there are issues with the plugin when building on CentOS
x86_64:
http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=405
The workaround is to use another version of the java plugin when
building (see previous discussion)

Meanwhile we have repackaged a recent version of OpenJDK based on the
Fedora 12 version.
It contains the java plugin for Firefox and simply install it when
installing the related RPMs. (no further tweaking required)

You can:
- download the SRPM here and rebuild it yourself
http://www.argeo.org/linux/argeo-el/5/plus/SRPMS/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-33.b16.el5.argeo.2.src.rpm
- download the x86_64 RPMs here:
http://www.argeo.org/linux/argeo-el/5/plus/x86_64/
- use the related yum repo (BE CAREFUL and use includepkgs: all
packages in this repo *upgrade* base CentOS)

Please note that this package REPLACES the standard OpenJDK 1.6.0.b09
provided by CentOS/RHEL to 1.6.0.b16 (thus fixing some issues).

We use it in production, but no guarantees...
Feedback is of course welcome!


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