[CentOS] Howto: Java Plugin for Firefox 3.0.1?

ArcosCom Linux User linux at arcoscom.com
Sat Jul 19 10:42:08 UTC 2008

I readed about this problem when I upgraded from 5.1 to 5.2.

With ff3.0b and ff3.0 and ff3.0.1, I have to create the "plugins"
directory manually and then make the simbolic link.

That were tested and working fine with jre1.6_01 to jre1.6_07.

With jre1.6_10 (in beta now) appears that the jre has this type of plug-in
and another one too, I think when jre1.6_10 were released the installation
proccess will be more automated (and not manual).

I not tested the jre1.6_10, but I readed that they will divide the package
into a java-kernel package and java-client package (or something as this)
and will have more ff3.0 standar plug-in (not the usual link in "plug-ins"
directory that will be obsoleted).

The last is that I'm not having problems with ff 3.0.1 making the plugins
directory and making the simbolic link.


El Jue, 17 de Julio de 2008, 21:05, James B. Byrne escribió:
> 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.
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