[CentOS] Firefox 68 jnlp files


isdtor at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 14:17:15 UTC 2019

isdtor writes:
> It seems that firefox 68.x, as distributed with CentOS6 updates, no longer allows opening jnlp files with javaws
> The "Choose Helper Application" window popping up after selecting "Open with/Other" has a predefined list of applications that cannot be customised.
> I'm sure it must be a configuration issue as this works fine with the same browser on other distributions, but what to look for?
> # alternatives --display javaws          
> javaws - status is auto.
>  link currently points to /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws
> /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws - priority 200000
> Current `best' version is /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/javaws.
> # ll -L /etc/alternatives/javaws
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 140296 Dec 15  2018 /etc/alternatives/javaws
> # 

No replies, really? Lack of this facility makes browser and platform unusable for server management.

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