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Re: How to add plugins to Mozilla

On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 05:36:23PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> For months off-and-on I've tried to add Java and/or Flash to Mozilla. 
> Nothing I've done seems to work.
> I'm currently running Mozilla Build ID: 2001032614.
> Here's the contents of my /usr/local/mozilla/plugins directory:
> westek[westk]:/home/westk> ls -l /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/
> total 976
> -rwxrwxr-x    1 westk    staff        2363 Feb 15 21:39 ShockwaveFlash.class
> -rwxrwxr-x    1 westk    staff      947992 Feb 15 21:39 libflashplayer.so
> -rwxrwxr-x    1 westk    staff       38499 Mar 26 16:05 libnullplugin.so
> I am logged on and running X & Mozilla as westk, and I'm a member of 
> both the westk and staff groups.
> [...]

Concerning the java-plugin - this is how it worked for me:
I opened a document with java contents,
to make Mozilla download and install the plugin automatically.
BTW I needed to do this as root - permissions for my
/usr/local/mozilla/plugins are:

drwxr-xr-x    3 11191    uucp         4096 Apr  7 21:00 plugins

and I *am* member of the uucp group...
Now I realize that I didn't have the permission to create the necessary
subdirectories as normal user... You definitely need write permission for

After download everything has been installed under the java2/ subdirectory.

Additionally one needs to create a symlink like the following:

cd /usr/local/mozilla/plugins
ln -s java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so .

Finally you may chown westk.staff libjavaplugin_oji.so to get the permissions

Good luck,

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