[CentOS] CentOS, Firefox, and Java Plugin

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Sep 24 12:28:37 EDT 2010


Mathieu Baudier wrote:
>> Apparently I don't have the java plugin browser installed.  I've tried
>> to install it using the rpm.bin file at
>> <http://java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp?locale=en&host=java.com>,
>> but it's erroring out: "/bin/sh: bad interpreter: Text file busy".
>
> If you want to keep it simple, I would not try to install at the same
> time the base CentOS OpenJdk RPMs and the Sun RPM.
> If you don't care much about control (in the free software sense) on
> your Java installation and just need the plugin, I guess you should go
> for the Sun RPM after uninstalling the base OpenJdk packages.
>
> Maybe some people on the list have other opinions / tips.

Well, other than that openjdk has not supplied/supported the java browser
plugin since last year, and the "workaround" is to install Sun's, er,
sorry, Oracle's java....

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