> Best whishes
and to you! :)
> On 12/21/06, Les Gray <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I just built myself a 64-bit AMD X2 desktop system and decided I'd
>> a 64-bit distro a shot. On my recently ebayed last system I was using
>> 32-bit Sarge for just over a year and loved it. I am now happily
>> Etch RC1 64-bit.
>> Happily? Well, almost....
>> For the relatively few 32-bit programs I need/want to run, I opted
>> the chroot method (as described in the Debian AMD64 HOWTO). I
>> Firefox 220.127.116.11 by unpacking the archive from getfirefox.com into
>> /usr/local in my chroot (I prefer not to use Debian-packaged firefox
>> because I've found it to be more crash prone). The browser starts up
>> without a hitch.
>> But, for the life of me, I am unable to create any symlinks in
>> /usr/local/firefox/plugins to the currently installed plugins in the
>> chroot (acrobat and java, atm). Each time I try, it results in a
>> dangling symlink (and, yes, I am issuing each command from within the
>> I thought it might be a permissions issue (even though I didn't
>> any), so I tried unpacking firefox in bind-mounted /home/<user>. No
>> I also tried 3 methods of installing Sun Java - from the Debian repo,
>> from sun.com, and building locally using java-package. Again, no
>> to symlink to the java plugin.
>> I don't get it. I can create symlinks to any other files/dirs in the
>> chroot, just not browser plugins?? I have read permissions on all
>> elements of the plugin path, and write permissions to where I want to
>> create the symlink. I've also tried copying the plugins to the
>> plugins directory, but firefox still doesn't register them.
>> Curiously (or not?), I don't have this problem if I use the firefox
>> version from Debian. It's just 'getfirefox'. I don't want to use the
>> Debian version, though, or another browser. I may use Iceweasel from
>> unstable as a last resort, but I really shouldn't be having this
>> in the first place.
>> Any clues? It's the first time I've used chroot, so if I am
>> something simple, my apologies :)
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