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Re: Installing java plugin in Mozilla?

Based on your feedback and another reply from Bigo, I'm convinced the IBM plugin should work in Mozilla and also Firefox.

Now I am researching how to upgrade just the java-package from testing. From what I've read so far, this is documented under Keeping a Mixed System in the APT-HOWTO available on the www.debian.org web site and probably also on your debian system. I need the java-package from testing because it support the 1.5 version of the IBM java plugin.

Update /etc/apt/sources.list to make the contrib and non-free packages available:
deb http://my.favorite.mirror.org/debian stable main
deb http://my.favorite.mirror.org/debian testing contrib non-free

Into the /etc/apt/apt.conf file insert the following line:
APT::Default-Release stable       #use the stable "version"

Now the documentation is a little confusing because the use of "version" as one of: stable testing un-stable, and also as a dotted version number like 0.27! So which syntax do I use?

# apt-get install  needed-package=testing
# apt-get install needed-package=0.27

Another syntax may be using the -t option, but the parameter is now called "distribution"?
# apt-get -t testing install needed-package

Almost there!


On Mar 19, 2006, at 8:19 AM, Alejandro Muñoz Fernández wrote:

Terry Shannon dijo:

|  I did learn alot today.  How to create a deb package from another
| archive. The file is in the IBM jre 1.5 archive, so I may give that a | try, although the java-package 0.24 doesn't list it as supported. Guess
|  I could update to 0.27, been there today and done that.


I've successfully installed "ibm-java2-sdk-50-linux-ppc.tgz" a long time ago and it's got a java browser plugin, but it's still a bit buggy because some
applets fail.

That's what I did to make the plugin work on my computer (after installing

1) I made a sym link from
/opt/ibm-java2-ppc-50/jre/bin/libjavaplugin_oji.so to
and  /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

2) Then, I executed:

# update-alternatives --config java

and chose /opt/ibm-java2-ppc-50/bin/java

It works if I use Konqueror, Mozilla and Firefox, but it doesn't if I use

You can try to make theese steps, close the browser, and open it again to make
it rescan de plugins and go to the java test page
(http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml) to check if it works.

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