Re: java plugin for mozilla
Several years ago I found out quite by accident that the Java plugin for
Mozilla, either from Sun, Blackdown, or via the plugin install process,
would not work until the xlibs-dev package was installed. It seems the
plugin was looking for things like xlib.so which is a symlink to the
actual library (I'm going from memory here) that only existed after
xlibs-dev was installed. I'm not sure if this bug exists any longer.
As for installing Java, I just download the Linux package from Sun and
drop it into /opt. I then make /opt/java2 a symlink that points to
the actual install directory. Then I create the following symlink from
the plugins directory of Mozilla or MozillaFirebird:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 nate nate 55 2003-10-16 20:00 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /opt/java2/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so*
With Midnight Commander these commands are trivial.
My actual installed version of Java is j2re 1.4.2
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