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Re: Java plugins in 64bit Debian

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:00:14AM +0200, Jari Fredriksson wrote:
> I installed a Debian Lenny (amd64), and sun-jdk in addition to the
> default gcj based default Java.
> When I access Java content with Firefox (or is IceWeasel) the browsed
> prompts me to install JDK... Clicking the prompt shows Sun's website
> with download button.

for some reason we (the user of debian) are being pushed to use icedtea
and its java plugin, I don't have a problem with this except for the
fact that the plugin isn't a drop in replacement for the sun plugin, but
its turning into a grin and bear it.

as has been answered in other emails, you need the sun*plugin package

and you need to set the java alternative to sun

> I installed that, but nothing changes.
> Using update-java-alternatives talks about missing firefox.plugin.so or
> something similar, no matter which of the alternatives I pick.
> Where can those plugin shared libraries can be get? Downloading JRE from
> Sun does not install them.

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