[CentOS] Getting JRE working in Firefox

Sat Mar 8 07:09:09 UTC 2008
Michael A. Peters <mpeters at mac.com>

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I have installed both:
> jdk-6u5-linux-i586-rpm.bin
> jre-6u5-linux-i586-rpm.bin
> But no Java plugin in Firefox.
> I go to:  http://java.com/en/download/help/enable_browser.xml
> And yes, Java is enabled but still get the dreaded 'download plugin'.
> I seem to recall some magic linking needed, but my docs are in Freemind 
> that I can't get installed either.....

I'm using the icedtea java plugin and it is working out fantastically 
for my (admittedly rare) java plugin needs.

It's in CentOS Testing. Here's the yum.repos.d entry:

name=CentOS-5 Testing

There's a URL to download it - I don't remember where, someone here will 

Leave enabled=0
You don't want it enabled for everyday use.

then -

yum --enablerepo=c5-testing update jpackage-utils
yum --enablerepo=c5-testing install tzdata-java \