[CentOS] Installing Java on X86_64 CentOS 4.1

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Mon Sep 19 10:51:26 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-18 at 23:20 -0400, David Johnston wrote:
> 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?

Maybe ... but we build it like the upstream provider.  They release
firefox only as an x86_64 version for el4 ... therefore so do we.
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