[CentOS] Confused about Java browser plugin for Firefox

Przemysław Pawełczyk pp_o2 at o2.pl
Sun Nov 14 03:18:24 EST 2010


Hi,

I missed the most posts of the thread so let me say those few words.

First of all I use Java or OpenOffice.org from producers' websites.
They are always "fresh" and installable in RHEL.

I assume too, that the i386 and amd64 versions work the same way, only
the lib names can be different.

Thirdly, I cannot say now what method I used lately but either of them
worked flawlessly. I installed Scientific Linux (CentOS) several times
without any snags.

So,

1. The latest Java is attached to the latest OpenOffice.org RPMs.
http://download.openoffice.org/other.html

2. Java RPM can be downloaded from Oracle page:
http://www.java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp?locale=en&host=www.java.com

test Java:
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

Java directory with Java libs and plugins:
/usr/java/jre1.6.0_21/lib/amd64

I use to place OpenOffice.org in /opt directory. Java is installed here:
/opt/openoffice.org/ure

It must be working as it always worked here. ;-)

Best regards,
Przemysław Pawełczyk

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On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 15:11:40 +0800
topeak <topeak95 at gmail.com> wrote:

> yesterday, i resolved the issue.
> 
> type about:plugins in url box, then there is a link to firefox plugin
> document.
> 
> at first, i used firefix-3.6. the java plugin always did not work.
> later, i changed the jdk version. it still not work.
> last, i changed to used firefox-3.5, then it's OK.
> 
> therefor, you can change the firefox version to 3.5.
> 
> notice, link /path-to-jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so to
> ~/mozila/plugins, not copy.
> 
> 
> 2010/11/14 Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>
> 
> > On Sat, 13 Nov 2010, Barry Brimer wrote:
> >
> > > To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> > > From: Barry Brimer <lists at brimer.org>
> > > Subject: Re: [CentOS] Confused about Java browser plugin for
> > > Firefox
> > >
> > >> Any advice on how to go about that without jumping through
> > >> burning
> > loops? A
> > >> pointer to some concise documentation or, even better, a short
> > >> and
> > working
> > >> step-by-step HOWTO?
> > >
> > > The problem may be that in Firefox 3.6.6 (or some time close to
> > > that) the name of the Java plugin changed.  It is no longer
> > > libjavaplugin_oji.so, rather it is now libnpjp2.so.  It also
> > > changed locations within the installed JRE as well.  If you have
> > > the current JRE installed, you should be able to get it working
> > > with the following command run as root:
> > >
> > > ln
> > > -s /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
> > >
> > > HTH,
> > > Barry
> >
> > There's a thread in the Centos 5 forum:
> >
> >
> > https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=27062&forum=38&post_id=111135#forumpost111135
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > Keith Roberts
> > _______________________________________________
> > CentOS mailing list
> > CentOS at centos.org
> > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos
> >


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