[CentOS] CentOS 5.4 64-bit: Java web browser plugin for 64-bit FireFox?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 18:05:28 UTC 2010

On 1/28/2010 11:53 AM, Rob Kampen wrote:
>>> This is all documented on the Wiki for anyone who cares to search:
>>> http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/PluginsFor64BitFirefox
>>> [rhetorical] Why does this mailing list insist on reinventing the wheel
>>> rather than perform a simple search of existing documentation first?
>> You sort-of expect end users to do that. A more relevant question is
>> why is it shipped broken in the first place? Is it just Red Hat trying
>> to maintain their reputation for making java as hard to use as possible?
> That doesn't make sense - they own JBoss!!

Apparently they want to make sure you need their support service to run 
it.  They put Sun Java in the update stream that you can only get with a 
paid contract long before they shipped the almost-working 1.6 as part of 
the base.  While they can't actually stop you from downloading your own 
working copy, they've made it as hard as a distribution possibly could.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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