[CentOS] Installing Java on X86_64 CentOS 4.1

David Johnston david at littlebald.com
Mon Sep 19 03:20:47 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-09-17 at 19:37 +0200, Kai wrote:
> I have some problems installing java support to my browser (firefox). 
> This support I installed with no problem when running the 32 bit version 
> on the same machine, but now I can't find the plugin.
> I running on S754 - AMD XP3000
> this is the file i download:
> jre-1_5_0_04-linux-amd64.bin
> And I am following the installation instructions from this link:
> http://java.com/en/download/help/5000010500.xml
> Everything seems to install perfectly, but the libjavaplugin_oji.so is 
> not included, I can't find.
> Maybe there is an other file to link up to? If someone has the answer, 
> please!

I'll second the suggestion to run the 32-bit browser.  It's my
understanding that with AMD processors, 64-bit gets you a larger address
space but not much speed (by this, I mean that 32-bit and 64-bit
programs will run at more or less the same speed on a given 64-bit ADM
processor).  The browser doesn't need the extra address space.

You will need to remove the 64-bit version of Firefox, and then install
the 32-bit version (yum remove firefox; yum install firefox.i386).

What do we gain by using a 64-bit version of Firefox?  So many of the
plugins won't work with it & aren't available in 64bit.

If there's no gain, would it not make sense to stop building the 64-bit
version and default to the 32-bit version?


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