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Re: Installing a JRE plug-in

On Sat, 7 Jul 2007, andy wrote:

Jeff D wrote:
On Sat, 7 Jul 2007, andy wrote:

Dear each

Iceweasel is telling me that I have a missing plugin, the JRE, which I need for a course. I have downloaded jre-6u1-linux-i586.bin (which is the appropriate plug-in), but:
(i) is this the best thing to be using on a Lenny/Sid system and
(ii) if so, how do I go about installing a *.bin file on my system?

Many thanks


The easiest way would be to make sure you have non-free in your /etc/apt/sources.list , run aptitude update and then aptitude install sun-java6-bin


I've already done that - it still doesn't show up as working in any of the three browsers I use and when testing at the sun site, it reports that java6 is not installed. Hence, I want to pursue Martin's earlier suggestion re: symlinks, but cannot track down where sun-java6-jre was installed.


Thats odd, it should create a symlink to /etc/alternatives/mozilla-javaplugin.so

what does update-alternatives --list mozilla-javaplugin.so give you?
it should give you something like this:

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