[CentOS] CentOS, Firefox, and Java Plugin

Fri Sep 24 17:55:45 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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?

Haven't seen anything yet... except where Oracle put their name in place
of Sun's in the latest release of java, and *broke* a huge amount of
software... including Eclipse, becuase for some inane Java (sorry, I'm
repeating myself) reason, they were looking for the string "Sun
Microsystems", instead of *just* the version and subversion release