[CentOS] CentOS, Firefox, and Java Plugin

Fri Sep 24 17:11:14 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 9/24/2010 11:28 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> Apparently I don't have the java plugin browser installed.  I've tried
>>> to install it using the rpm.bin file at
>>> <http://java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp?locale=en&host=java.com>,
>>> but it's erroring out: "/bin/sh: bad interpreter: Text file busy".
>> If you want to keep it simple, I would not try to install at the same
>> time the base CentOS OpenJdk RPMs and the Sun RPM.
>> If you don't care much about control (in the free software sense) on
>> your Java installation and just need the plugin, I guess you should go
>> for the Sun RPM after uninstalling the base OpenJdk packages.
>> Maybe some people on the list have other opinions / tips.
> Well, other than that openjdk has not supplied/supported the java browser
> plugin since last year, and the "workaround" is to install Sun's, er,
> sorry, Oracle's java....

Has Oracle been any more sensible about building an RHEL-style (with 
appropriate locations and alternatives setup) RPM than Sun was?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com