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Re: How to install Java in Mozilla under Debian?

On Saturday 03 February 2001 19:52, Jimmy Kaplowitz wrote:
> Hello. I have Debian unstable - reasonably current - and therefore Mozilla
> M18-3. I've downloaded Sun's Java 2 SDK 1.3.0_01, which includes the Java
> Plugin for Netscape 6/Mozilla. How do I install this plugin to work best
> with the Debian Mozilla setup, which of course is shoehorned into the
> Debian pattern (very admirably, might I add)? All my attempts have resulted
> in the Java Plugin showing up in Mozilla's about:plugins listing but me
> still being prompted to install the plugin when I visit the JRE's
> ControlPanel.html, which uses the plugin.
> Any and all help is appreciated.
> - Jimmy Kaplowitz
> jimmy@kaplowitz.org

I'm using the nightly builds of Mozilla ... so my mozilla directory is 
/usr/local/mozilla. That out of the way, the easiest way to get java on your 
machine, IMO is to add a sources.list line ... I use 

deb ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/linux/devel/lang/java/blackdown.org/debian 
woody non-free

After running an update, you can do an apt-get install j2sdk1.3 ... when it 
gets done downloading you'll have a 
/usr/lib/j2re1.3/plugin/i386/javaplugin.so file. What I do is make a symlink 
to this file ... i.e. ln -si /usr/lib/j2re1.3/plugin/i386/javaplugin.so 

When Mozilla fires up, it now has Java support. Most java things work fine 
over here.


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