[CentOS] JRE for x86_64

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Wed Nov 2 21:54:36 UTC 2005

On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 04:47:32PM -0500, Sam Drinkard enlightened us:
> Matt Hyclak wrote:
> >On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 04:39:23PM -0500, Sam Drinkard enlightened us:
> > 
> >
> >>I figured something was up, as after installing and creating the 
> >>symbolic link, when I tried to access a page that requires the 
> >>javascript, the browser vanishes entirely.. not even a momentary pause 
> >>or error message.. just quits like you'd hit the X button! 
> >>
> >>Any other way to get java support into firefox short of building the 
> >>thing which I really don't want to do ?
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >AFAIK there is no 64-bit plugin. The current recommended solution is to
> >remove the 64-bit version of firefox, and install the 32-bit version. 
> >You'll
> >have to do it by hand, because the 32-bit version isn't included in the
> >x86_64 repository.
> >
> >Matt
> >
> > 
> >
> Matt, that is the same conclusion I came to several months back after 
> going thru all the motions of installing the jre-1.5xx, but at that time 
> I believe I found something that said there was not 64-bit support.  I 
> thought after reading a page on the Sun java website, it was now 
> available.  Guess that was for mozilla and not firefox.

There is a 64-bit JRE/JDK, there's just not a 64-bit browser plugin (that I
am aware of, anyway).


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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