[CentOS] nspluginwrapper rpms on x86_64? (was: firefox. java. 64 bit. bleah!)

Wed Nov 24 01:35:48 UTC 2010
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com> wrote:

> Java has always been a challenge. I run x86_64 workstations with CentOS current releases of firefox. I have had some luck with 64 bit firefox and various plugins but found adobe flash is pretty poor for 64 bit thus if flash is needed in your browser it lays to go 32 bit for firefox. Thus you need 32 bit plugins for java and flash etc. After firefox 3.5 they decided to change the file name for java. Goggle has some help. If you need specifics the CentOS wiki stuff does work as indicated. HTH

I've been devoting some time to JPackage, where the upstream RPM's tha
RHEL uses get developed for Java components.

Integrating clean Java installations is a bloody nightmare, due to
different package managers ideas of how to do things, and subtle
workaround that each of them apply. JPackage's version 5 is pretty
clean, but needs updates to get Sun/Oracle's JDK in place cleanly.
(I've published some .spec files for just that.)

RHEL 6, and the JPackage 6 release, seems to be using OpenJDK instead.
I welcome this, it's much more cleanly built and installable for RHEL
based systems, but is fairly difficult to backport to RHEL 5. But with
RHEL 6 out, and CentOS 6 on the horizon, I'm looking forward to much
cleaner Java integration.