[CentOS] Confused about Java browser plugin for Firefox

topeak topeak95 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 05:03:16 EST 2010


I use fedora i386. After i link the jre plugin file to user's
~/.mozilla/plugins directory, they both work very well.


2010/11/14 Przemysław Pawełczyk <pp_o2 at o2.pl>

> On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 09:18:24 +0100
> Przemysław Pawełczyk <pp_o2 at o2.pl> wrote:
>
> > 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. ;-)
>
> Hi,
>
> A few words on plugin directories.
>
> Typical Linux directory /usr/share/mozilla/plugins does not work here.
> The right place for plugins in RHEL amd64, as in my 64bit example, is:
> /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins.
>
> I had to find out that because the libnpjp2.so library wasn't placed in
> user's ~/.mozilla/plugins directory and what made me so confused
> wondering why my Firefox 3.6.11 read the java pages without the
> library! :-)
>
> Summing up - the best way to find out what works or why something
> doesn't is a "small step approach" - trying to make use of the latest
> libs or apps from developers websites - not from the main repos for our
> system releases.
>
> Regards
>
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