[CentOS] Howto: Java Plugin for Firefox 3.0.1?

Max Hetrick maxhetrick at verizon.net
Thu Jul 17 19:31:17 UTC 2008

James B. Byrne wrote:
> Can anyone here give me the magic decoder ring recipe for getting jre
> "plugged" into Firefox 3.0.1?  The plugins directory is gone and the
> Firefox FAQ regarding this issue cryptically mentions that plugin support
> has been dropped. It then points one to a early adopter SUN jre1.6-10 page
> that has innumerable dependencies which my version of CentOS-5.2 does not
> meet.
> Firefox 3.0.0 had a plugins directory and it did support the logical link
> plugin:
>  ls -s libjavaplugin_oji.so
> /usr/java/default/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
> I have no clue how to get java to work in FF3.0.1 at the moment.  Any help
> would be appreciated.
Can you drop it into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ ? Flash player puts it's 
plugin in this directory on my installation, and it appears to still be 


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